The Septic Pumping Pros

  • Local Macomb Septic Service Provider for 80 Years

  • Contact Us 24/7 For Emergency Service

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Struggling with Septic Tank Troubles? Expert Septic Pumping at Your Service!

Local, Fast, and Reliable Septic Services for Every Need

At Hollister Plumbing, we've proudly served Macomb and Western Illinois with top-notch plumbing services since 1944. With over 80 years of dedicated service, we've earned a reputation for professionalism and versatility in addressing all your plumbing needs, including reliable septic pumping.

Emergency Septic Service: Ready When You Need Us Most

At our septic pumping company, we understand the urgency and stress caused by unexpected septic issues. That's why we offer 24/7 availability:

  • Immediate Response: Our team is ready around the clock to address your septic emergencies, reducing wait times and associated risks.
  • Damage Control: Quick action is key to preventing further damage, saving you from costly repairs.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing you can reach us anytime provides reassurance in stressful situations.
  • Expert Solutions: We're equipped to handle all septic challenges, ensuring effective and lasting repairs.

We're committed to providing fast, reliable service to minimize inconvenience and ensure your septic system is back in top condition, no matter the time or day.

Septic installation sales and service, in Western Illinois, provided by Hollister.

About Our Company

Why Hollister Plumbing?

  • Commitment to Excellence

    We aim to be the leading plumbing service provider in west central Illinois, focusing on being number one in customer satisfaction, trust, and value.

  • Professional and Prompt Service

    We pride ourselves on providing prompt, professional, and courteous service, ensuring top-notch workmanship for every client.

  • Advanced Training and Expertise

    Our technicians and office staff are continuously trained in cutting-edge home service products and business aspects, guaranteeing the highest level of professional service.

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

    In Macomb, IL, and surrounding areas, we offer a straightforward guarantee โ€“ complete satisfaction with our design, installation, service, and maintenance, with no exceptions or fine print.

  • Award-Winning and Accredited

    Our excellence is recognized with an A+ Rating from the BBB and consistent award-winning sales and service.

Septic Tank Cleaning: More Than Just Pumping

Our septic tank cleaning process goes beyond just pumping. It starts with a thorough inspection of the septic system, including the tank, pipes, and drain field, to identify any issues. We then pump out the tank, removing solids and sludge to prevent blockages. After pumping, we clean and flush the tank walls to eliminate any residual waste. The drain field is also inspected and cleaned, with additional procedures like jetting performed if necessary. We address any identified damage or wear through repairs or maintenance, ensuring the system's optimal functionality. Finally, we conduct tests to confirm the system is working correctly and provide maintenance recommendations. This comprehensive approach not only cleans but also maintains the efficiency and longevity of your septic system.

Residential Septic Pumping: Protect Your Home from Septic Disasters

As septic pumping experts, we emphasize the critical importance of regular septic maintenance:

  1. Avoid Costly Repairs: Routine maintenance can prevent severe malfunctions, saving you from expensive repairs or system replacements.
  2. Health and Environmental Safety: Regular check-ups prevent contamination risks, protecting your family's health and the environment.
  3. Efficient System Performance: Maintenance ensures your septic system operates efficiently, avoiding blockages and other issues.
  4. Regulatory Compliance: Stay compliant with local septic regulations to avoid legal issues and fines.
  5. Peace of Mind: Knowing your septic system is well-maintained offers reassurance against unexpected failures.

Regular septic maintenance is a wise investment for long-term savings, health protection, and overall peace of mind.

Septic Service FAQs:

  1. How often should my septic tank be pumped?
    • Answer: The frequency of septic tank pumping depends on the size of your tank and the number of people in your household. Generally, it's recommended every 3-5 years. However, larger households or those with smaller tanks may need more frequent service.


  1. Can I tell if my septic tank needs pumping?
    • Answer: Signs that your septic tank needs pumping include slow drains, unpleasant odors, water pooling in the drain field, and unusually lush grass over the area. If you notice any of these signs, it's time to call a professional.


  1. What can I do to maintain my septic system?
    • Answer: Regular maintenance includes avoiding flushing non-biodegradable items, reducing water usage to prevent overloading the system, and not pouring grease or harmful chemicals down the drain. Also, have your system inspected regularly by professionals.


  1. Is it safe to use additives in my septic system?
    • Answer: While some additives are marketed for septic systems, most experts agree that they are unnecessary and can even be harmful. Your septic system is designed to work effectively without additives.


  1. What should I avoid flushing or draining into my septic system?
    • Answer: Avoid flushing items like wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, condoms, and paper towels. Also, don't pour grease, oils, paint, or hazardous chemicals into your drains. These items can clog or damage your septic system.


  1. How can I protect my septic drain field?
    • Answer: To protect your drain field, avoid parking or driving heavy vehicles over it. Also, don't plant trees nearby, as roots can damage the pipes. Ensure proper landscaping to prevent surface water from pooling in the drain field area.


  1. What happens during a septic tank pumping service?
    • Answer: During a septic tank pumping service, a professional will remove the sludge and scum from your tank using a vacuum hose. They will also inspect the tank for any signs of damage or issues that need addressing.


  1. Can a full septic tank cause back-up in my home?
    • Answer: Yes, a full septic tank can lead to sewage back-up in your home. This is often one of the first signs that your tank needs to be pumped and can be a health hazard if not addressed promptly.


  1. Does landscaping affect my septic system?
    • Answer: Yes, landscaping can affect your septic system. It's important to choose shallow-rooted plants and avoid heavy landscaping equipment near the system to prevent damage to the tank and pipes.


  1. Should I inspect my septic system regularly?
    • Answer: Yes, regular inspections are important. They can identify potential issues early, ensuring that your system continues to function properly and helping to avoid costly repairs in the future.

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