Absorption Field/System

A septic tank system consists of three major components: the septic tank, a distribution device and an absorption field. A septic tank is a large, watertight, corrosion-resistant, buried container that receives raw sewage from the plumbing drains of the home. In it, solids are separated out of the raw sewage and are partially digested by anaerobic (oxygen-lacking) bacteria.

The septic tank must be large enough to allow retention of the raw sewage and some decomposition for at least 48 hours….

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Cesspool Repair/Replacement

Before septic tanks were common, sewage from homes was often disposed of in covered vertical pits called cesspools. The cesspool was an early predecessor of the current-day septic system, providing a subsurface system for disposal of waterborne sewage. The use of cesspools was primarily driven by convenience, and their location was governed mainly by the nearest available land. Sometimes cesspools were constricted in the basements of urban buildings.

Cesspools are now viewed as undesirable by…

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Dye Test

A dye test is a relatively low cost, non-invasive method for testing of private sewage treatment systems. It is a limited, performance-based test. This test does not provide a guarantee of the present, or future, performance of the system. It is not a full evaluation of a sewage treatment system, but nonetheless provides valuable information regarding the present performance of the system. A septic dye test is ideally suited for evaluation of septic systems for real estate sales purposes, since …

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Effluent Filter

Effluent filters are devices that can be affixed to outlets of septic tanks and grease traps. The filter is a primary screening barrier designed to reduce the volume of solids passing out of the tank and through to the soil absorption system (SAS). If you were to pour unfiltered effluent from a septic tank into a clear glass and hold it up to the light, you would see that there are many fine particles of organic matter (and some inorganic material like fine grit) floating around.

These partic…

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Gray Water System

Gray water is water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines. It is not water that has come into contact with feces, either from the toilet or from washing diapers.

Gray water may contain traces of dirt, food, grease, hair, and certain household cleaning products. While gray water may look “dirty,” it is a safe and even a beneficial source of irrigation water in a yard. If released into rivers, lakes, or estuaries, the nutrients in gray water become pollutants, but to…

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Grease Trap Services

What is a Grease Trap?

A grease trap is essentially a part of the restaurant’s plumbing. It filters out greases that can clog other plumbing. If a blockage occurs the rest of the sewer line in the establishment will not function properly. Cleaning the grease trap regularly is essential, not only for sanitary reasons but for safety reasons as well. It can save you a lot of money as a business owner to have a regular cleaning done than have an emergency and hefty repair bills.


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High Pressure Jetting

Pipe cleaning is commonly performed by a technique known as sewer jetting. Sewer jetting is the application of streams of high pressure water for use within pipes for cleaning & debris removal. Water at the correct high pressure can cut roots, dissolve blockages, emulsify grease and soaps while spray washing pipe wall surfaces. As part of the jetting process, the water from the nozzle can also wash away accumulated dirt or debris on the bottom of the pipe at the same time.

For sewer jetti…

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Holding Tanks

If the site conditions are so poor that neither a conventional or alternative technology septic system can be installed, then a holding tank is the only viable option. A holding tank is a steel, water tight, tank, without any outlet. The typical size, for a private residence, varies from 2000 to 4000 gallons. All of the wastewater generated from the home goes into this tank, and once it is full it must be pumped out. The system is equipped with a high water alarm, audible in the house, to notify…

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Inspections for Real Estate Resale

Why should I get a Septic System inspected for real estate resale?

Most mortgage companies require that the septic system be inspected prior to closing.  Conscientious buyers usually want the septic system inspected to know it’s adequate and working properly since a replacement septic system could costs thousands of dollars.

Unfortunately, in some areas, inspections for septic systems are not regulated by any governing authority, therefore anyone can claim to be a  “septic inspect…

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Lift Station Pumping

Lift station basics

Lift stations are large concrete holes in the ground that all of your waste drains into. Once the waste lands in your lift station and collects, powerful grinder pumps pump your waste up to the main city line. The pump is triggered by floats that turn on the pump in much the same way that the float in your toilet turns off the water in your tank.  Think of your lift station as an elevator for waste.  The central purpose of a lift station is to remove waste from y…

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Pumping Services

Septic Tanks

The solids that accumulate in septic tanks should be pumped out regularly, usually every three years at least, more often if usage requirements merit it.  If they are not removed, eventually those solids will overflow and build up as a blockage in the drain field clogging the soil to the point that no wastewater is able to flow into the soil.

This sewage effluent may either back up into your dwelling or flow across the surface of your drain field.  In the event this h…

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Pumps, New & Replacement

Ejector Pump

An ejector pump is a device that pumps sewage and waste water from inside your home or apartment to an outside sewer or septic tank. If your home has a bathroom that is below the grade or level of your main sewer line, you probably have a sewage ejector pump.

Even if your bathroom is at the same level of your sewer line, you may still require an ejector pump. Why?

An ejector pump is also used if the sewage or wastewater from your toilet, sink, shower or tub cannot ad…

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Seepage Bed/Drain Field

The soil treatment system is where the final treatment and disposal of the septic tank effluent takes place.

Common terms for the soil treatment system are: drain field, leach field, seepage bed, soil absorption field and mound. A properly designed and installed soil treatment system will destroy all disease-causing pathogens and filter out the fine solids contained in the septic tank effluent.

The two most commonly used types of soil treatment systems are trenches and mounds.


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Septic Repairs

Check with us before you pay for a brand new system.  We have successfully repaired many systems other companies have considered beyond repair.  Our repair services include, but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Access Cover Repair
  • Baffles Repair
  • Bacteria & Enzyme Treatments Available for Septic Tanks & Grease Traps
  • Cement Lid Repair
  • Distribution Boxes & Lateral Replacement
  • Replacement for Disposal Fields, Drainage…
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Septic System Cleaning

On-site wastewater treatment system represents a significant investment you will want to protect. With proper operation and regular maintenance, your system will function and last longer.

Do not wait until your system shows signs of failure to have your septic tank pumped out. Waiting can mean complete clogging and an expensive repair bill. Call Affordable Pumping Services to clean your septic tank AT LEAST EVERY TWO TO THREE YEARS.

Periodic pumping of the septic tank is far less costly, t…

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Sewer Line/Drain Line Cleaning

Affordable Pumping Services provides sewer and drain services 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Whether it is a backed up kitchen sink or a backed up sewer line, we can clean the line, identify and locate the problem, and correct the problem for good. We can install a clean-out in the drain line for future access to the sewer. We are highly trained and certified in sewer and septic line repairs and replacements.

Don’t know what’s wrong with your drain line?

We’ll tell you by using our fiber-…

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Sewer Video Camera Inspection

Affordable Pumping Services of New Jersey is your expert Sewer Video Camera Inspection Contractor. Are you having a huge problem that goes deeper than a flashlight can see in your sewer system? Call Affordable Pumping Services to bring their equipment to take a look. Each and every tech we send on a call is highly skilled and will explain where and why you are experiencing the problem in terms that you can understand.

At Affordable Pumping Services we understand that emergencies do happen. We…

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