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Commercial Septic Tank Cleaning Service, Montrose NY

Reliable Commercial Septic Tank Cleaning

Businesses that run on septic systems and not sewer systems require regular commercial septic tank cleaning to ensure the longevity and health of their systems. At Fred A. Cook Jr., we provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally friendly septic tank cleaning in New York and New Jersey.

With over 45 years of timely, error-free service, we consistently meet our clients’ needs, ensuring their total satisfaction. Our array of integrated services ensure our clients have a single-source provider. With 24/7 emergency service available, Fred A. Cook Jr. keeps your business flowing smoothly.

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At Fred A. Cook Jr., our commercial property septic system services include:

  • Commercial septic tank cleaning

  • Interior grease trap cleaning

  • Grease trap pumping

  • Wastewater bulk hauling

  • Commercial lift stations

  • Frac tank cleanings

Our service areas include:

New York:

  • New York City north to Albany

  • New York City northwest to Binghamton

New Jersey:

  • Northern New Jersey

  • New Brunswick and north

It does not matter if you own a car wash, restaurant, or an entire mall, our range of septic services helps you manage your business’s waste. With our scheduled maintenance program, you never have to worry about septic tank maintenance again. Our 24/7 emergency maintenance will get your system back up and running in no time if an emergency does arise.

We use state-of-the-art Vactors and Vacuum Trailers and Tankers equipped with the most advanced technology to handle our commercial customers’ septic system needs, all in an environmentally friendly manner.

When it comes to your business, wastewater disposal may not always be at the forefront of your mind. At Fred A. Cook Jr., we provide all the services you need so that it doesn’t have to be.

Septic Tank Service offered by Fred A. Cook Jr. in Montrose, NY

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Septic System Cleaning

Septic tank pumping and septic tank cleaning are two terms often interchanged. While similar, the two services are different in one significant way.

Both services require the use of a vacuum truck. Septic tank pumping is a quicker service that removes a tank’s liquid, leaving the sludge behind. Septic cleaning is when you vacuum both the liquids and solids from a septic tank, taking the time to ensure the tank is empty.

A septic tank works by separating sludge and scum from clear wastewater. Bacteria in the tank help break down solid wastes and toilet paper into sludge that sinks to the tank’s bottom. Fats, grease, and other oils, or scum, float to the surface. What is left in between is clear wastewater that drains into dispersal fields or sewage treatment.

A commercial property that only has septic tank pumping performed can quickly build up a sizable amount of sludge in their septic tank. The longer between septic tank cleanings, the more difficult it becomes to remove the sludge. This build-up can cause clogs, backups, or even more hazardous situations.

When a commercial septic tank is full, the sludge and scum need emptying, requiring a thorough septic cleaning. While a properly designed and maintained septic system only needs occasional septic pumping, many factors decided how long between cleanings your system can go:

  • The system’s design and age

  • The number of people the system handles

  • Weather and ground conditions

  • System abuse

Actions To Avoid Blockage of Septic System

Here are some ways people abuse their commercial septic system, causing the need for services sooner rather than later.

Flushing Items Not Meant for Septic Systems

Items not intended for septic tanks include diapers, sanitary pads, tampons, cigarette butts, and coffee grounds. These items cannot be broken down in a septic tank and can clog pipes.

Overloading a Garbage Disposal

Overuse of a garbage disposal may send too much solid waste that bacteria will struggle to break down efficiently enough.

Synthetic Fibers From Washing Machines

The bacteria cannot break down synthetic fibers that drain from your washing machines. You can reduce this by ensuring your washer’s filters and drain pipes are clean.

Dumping Excess Amounts of Cleaning Agents Down the Drain

These chemicals can kill the live bacteria in your septic tank that break down solid wastes.

Planting Trees or Shrubs Too Close To Your Septic System

Roots from trees and shrubs can grow into your septic tank, causing clogs and backups. 

Four Signs You Need Septic Tank Pumping

Even with proper care and maintenance, there will come a time when your septic system needs to be pumped. 

1. Slow Drains and Flushing

If any drains in your building, such as a sink, shower, or toilet drain, seem inefficient or slow, then it is a sure sign your septic tank needs cleaning. At this point, you could call a commercial septic tank cleaning company, such as Fred A. Cook Jr.

2. Odor

The more full a septic tank is, the less air there is for the gases that build up inside it. When there is no more room left, the gases escape through your drains or over your drain field, causing a strong smell of sulfur or sewage.

3. Standing Water

If there is standing water above your business’s drainage field, then your problem of a full septic tank is almost at critical levels. Standing water occurs when a septic tank is so full it overflows in the ground above it.

4. Sewage Backup

If at any point raw sewage starts backing up through the drains of your commercial property, it has become an issue requiring emergency service. While a good septic tank cleaning may help solve the problem, you will need a full septic system inspection to ensure there is no damage. Fred A. Cook Jr. is available 24/7 to provide commercial emergency service for cases like these.

Professional, Safe, Septic Tank Pumping

Fred A. Cook Jr. services over 1,000 commercial customers throughout New York and New Jersey. With the most experienced technicians and a reputation for affordable and reliable service, we can help you with all your commercial septic system needs. 

Unlike other septic companies, you are not just another client to us. We understand the value and strength of a lasting business relationship. That is why we provide only the best services your business deserves. Give us a call today at (914) 793-3300 to schedule a free quote and see how Fred A. Cook Jr. can help you.

Kitchen drains clog over time while shower,  and tub drains present their own challenges.  Bathroom sink drains may become clogged with hair, toothpaste, soap and grime.
  • Main Sewer Line

  • Shower Stalls

  • Toilets

  • Leader Drains

  • Bathtubs

  • Slop Sinks

  • Urinals

  • Yard and Lot Drains

  • Vanity Sinks

  • Stack Lines

  • Storm Sewer

  • Floor Drains

  • Kitchen Sinks

  • Washing Tubs

  • Roof Drains

  • Branch Sewer Lines


High Pressure Jetters

Electric Snakes

Pipeline Inspection Services


RAPID ROOTER'S high-pressure jetters can clear ANY blockage due to tree or plant root intrusion or debris by BLASTING 4,000 PSI of water.


Toilet drains are sometimes overwhelmed with toilet paper and other debris. RAPID ROOTER can solve the problem with one of our electric snakes that will cut through any pipe obstruction and thoroughly clean it to restore full drainage.

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RAPID ROOTER provides professional plumbing services that clean downspouts and their connecting pipes to prevent flooding and restore proper drainage around the home.

RAPID ROOTER delivers many plumbing solutions to solve your drain problems .  We will remove the clog and thoroughly clean the entire pipe so your pipes will drain like new. 

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