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About
PP Pumping

About
PP Pumping
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If your septic system or cabin holding tank needs some attention, the professionals at PP Pumping will efficiently clean out your tanks. We service in Ontario, mainly near Lake Huron.
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Our History

Our History
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Our company was founded and operated for many years by Harvey Dale as H.T. Dale Septic Services, out of Seaforth.

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Our Mission

Our Mission
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At PP Pumping, we believe that the proper maintenance of septic systems is essential for keeping your home safe. We do this by using all natural, environmentally friendly products like Bio-Desolve in addition to our reliable services. We take pride in our commitment to providing quality service and in doing our part to promote healthy homes and families.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Holding Tanks Vs Septic Tanks – What’s the difference?

Holding and septic tanks collect human waste and store it in a large container, usually underground. The difference lies in how the raw waste gets treated and where it goes afterwards. Septic tanks treat the waste, separating it into different layers. The solids stay in the tank, while the liquid waste leaves the tank to disperse into the surrounding soil.

Holding tanks don’t treat the raw waste – it sits until it is pumped out manually. It is a much simpler design but tends to fill up more quickly. Most lakeside cabins and cottages contain holding tanks because there isn’t an ability to connect to a municipal sewer or the landscape isn’t suitable for a septic system.

How often should my tanks be emptied?

Depending on the size of the tank, holding tanks are generally pumped out every two to four weeks. A regular pumping schedule will help prevent your sewage from backing up into your residence. Septic tanks can be emptied years apart (3-5 years, usually). The number of individuals in the residence that are using these tanks will also determine how quickly they reach capacity.

Best time to hire us is April – October as we can not spread on the field from Dec 1 to Mar 31. To have your septic tank cleaned out is much more costly, so please do your best to get in touch during the summer months (Dumping fees are extravagant).

How do I know if my septic tank needs to be pumped?
Signs include slow draining toilets and sinks, foul odors around the tank or drain field, and sewage backups in the house.
How is a septic tank pumped?
A septic tank is pumped using a large vacuum truck that removes the sludge and scum from the tank. The contents are transported to a treatment facility where they are treated and disposed of.
Do I need to be home when my septic tank is being pumped?
No, but you should make sure that the technician has access to the tank and knows where it is located.
Can I pump my own septic tank?
Pumping a septic tank can be dangerous and requires specialized equipment and training. It is best to leave this job to a professional.
How long does it take to pump a septic tank?
It depends on the size of the tank, the amount of sludge in the tank, and the accessibility of the tank. Typically, it takes between 1-3 hours.

Choose PP Pumping
to get the job done right – and quickly

Choose PP Pumping
to get the job done right – and quickly
It’s a dirty job, but one that has to get done. Call the crew at PP Pumping to get your tanks pumped out efficiently, so you can carry on with the rest of your day. PP Pumping empties holding and septic tanks quickly and thoroughly, so it’s one less thing for you to worry about.