This task is finished. Thank goodness. I was really getting exhausted from thinking about what’s happening under the ground I walk on.
This past Monday, I had Mike Pond from Strong, Maine come out to pump the tank. He’s a pretty nice guy. He pumped our tank, which was quite full, for the sweet price of $250. I know that’s not really a high or low price, but for getting all that gook out and away from me, I thank him.
We didn’t really run into any problems beyond the fact that the septic tank baffle broke off and was no longer part of the contraption. The original baffle was made from concrete and was attached right to the tank itself. I am thinking that I may have broken it off during my axe dropping in attempt to open the cap. From what I could tell, the jagged concrete that was exposed and where the baffle used to attach to was fairly clean, meaning it happened recently. I’ll talk about my repair in the next post.
Here are some sneaky pictures Laura took of the clean-out. We couldn’t let this one get past us without recording the event. It’ll also remind us of the last time this was done, so we can calendar it for the future.
This is a picture of me getting ready to move my truck so the septic pumping truck could get closer to the tank.
These are pictures of Mike Pond unwinding one of the septic hoses and attaching it to the truck. This is why he wanted to get close – so he only dirtied up one section of hose.
Here we are talking about everything septic. He told me about some of the more “gross” jobs he’s had to do.
And lastly, here Mike is stirring things up to make life easier. It’s a big 1000 gallon tank and things got tough at times. I have no idea when the last time this tank was cleaned, but it’s done now.