What Is A Septic Tank?
A septic tank is a watertight, underground container for receiving, treating and settling human waste. The solids settle to the bottom of the tank and become sludge, while oils and other light materials float to the surface forming a scum layer. Within the tank, anaerobic bacteria break down the solid wastes.

When a septic tank is working properly, these bacteria can reduce solids by 50% to 60%. The liquid, between the sludge on the bottom of the tank and scum on the top, flows out of the tank into the dispersal area or drain field, where the remainder of the biological breakdown and filtration occurs in the soil.

The sludge and surface oils remaining in the septic tank need to be regularly pumped out and hauled away for proper disposal. Proper system design, installation, operation, and maintenance will ensure that harmful biological organisms will be treated before reaching groundwater. A septic system is an important permanent part of a home or business which, when maintained and operated correctly, will last quite a long time.

At Glanborough Pumping we specialize in ensuring that your septic tank is running both efficiently and correctly. Maintaining your septic system is an important part of increasing its lifespan. Septic systems can often be ruined by lack of up-keep.

Our experts are happy to provide you with all of the septic services you require. From septic tank location and sludge removal, to checking and repairing baffles in order to avoid leakage, we are your complete septic system partners.

For more information about the services we provide please contact us today.



  • 25 Years Experience

    Over 25 years of experience serving the Greater Hamilton Area for all its septic needs

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    We have the best equipment and the experience to and expertise to use it

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    As a Ministry of the Environment licensed company, we always use the most environmentally friendly practices in every job we perform.