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Septic Pump Portland Oregon

Septic pumps, also known as aerators, are vital to providing oxygen to a septic wastewater treatment system. Goodman Sanitation in Portland, OR provides different models and sizes that will suit your specific needs.
 
When replacing a failed septic pump, it is important to have the same size and model designed originally for your septic tank system to properly handle the volume of air. Bigger is not necessarily better. A too large air pump could possibly generate too large a volume of air for the diffusers to handle. This will cause backpressure and might cause the air pump to run to hot and thus fail prematurely. A too small aerator will not allow enough air to enter the tank to ensure proper growth of aerobic bacteria. Then inadequately treated sewage could possibly clog your drainfield much sooner than it should otherwise.
 
It is also important to choose the correct repair diaphragm for your septic air pump. Make sure the diaphragm is one designed to work with the specific air pump to ensure it works correctly. Goodman Sanitation has highly skilled professionals at the ready to install the correct septic pumps and diaphragms for your septic tank wastewater treatment system.
 
 
 

Table 1. ESTIMATED SEPTIC TANK PUMPING FREQUENCIES IN YEARS
(For year round residence)




 

Tank Size
(Gallons)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
500 5.8 2.6 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.7
750 9.1 4.2 2.6 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.3
1000 12.4 5.9 3.7 2.6 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.7
1250 15.6 7.5 4.8 3.4 2.6 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.0
1500 18.9 9.1 5.9 4.2 3.3 2.6 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3
1750 22.1 10.7 6.9 5.0 3.9 3.1 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6
2000 25.4 12.4 8.0 5.9 4.5 3.7 3.1 2.6 2.2 2.0
2250 28.6 14.0 9.1 6.7 5.2 4.2 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.3
2500 31.9 15.6 10.2 7.5 5.9 4.8 4.0 4.0 3.0 2.6

 

 

Household Size (Number of People)

Note: More frequent pumping needed if garbage disposal is used

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