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Call Us at (301) 373-2233
25765 Three Notch Road
Hollywood, MD 20636
 
 
 

 
 
Frequently Asked Questions

If you don't see your question below, do not hesitate to call 301-373-2233! We would be happy to help answer your question.

1.

What are your Hours of Operation?

(Monday - Friday) 7:00 am - 4:00pm Excluding major Holidays. Please click here to check Business Closings for Holiday Closings & Hours.


2.

Whats a brief description of the work you do?

Residential/Commercial & Service repair, Perc Test, Septic & Grease Tank Pumping, Installations of Septic Systems, Jet Rider/Camera Service. Click here to check our services page. If you are still unsure, please don't hesitate to call!


3.

Does C&C Plumbing & Spetic Inc. offer coupons

Coupons are occasionally offered. Please click here to see if there are any coupons being offered. Please remember, if you want a coupon to be added to your bill, you MUST either print the coupon and give it to our employee or mention it when you schedule the appointment. 


4.

How often should I have my Septic Tank Pumped?

The Health Department recommends every 3-5 years. sometimes it may need to be done before that, but to ensure that your septic system lasts as long as possible, we don't recommend any more than 5 years. However, depending on the amount of people in your home, the time between pumpings may have to be shortened. No matter how many people are in the house, there should be no more than 5 years between pumpings. 


5.

How do I maintain my septic system?

Plant only grass over and near your septic system. Roots from nearby trees or shrubs might clog and damage the drain field. Don't drive or park vehicles on any part of your septic system. Doing so can compact the soil in your drain field or damage the pipes, tank, or other septic system components. Keep roof drains, basement sump pump drains, and other rainwater or surface water drainage systems away from the drain field. Flooding the drain field with excessive water slows down or stops treatment processes and can cause plumbing fixtures to back up.

Flush responsibly... 
Dental floss, feminine hygiene products, diapers, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, cat litter, paper towels, and other kitchen and bathroom items can clog and potentially damage septic system components. Flushing household chemicals, gasoline, oil, pesticides, antifreeze and paint can stress or destroy the biological treatment taking place in the system or might contaminate surface waters and groundwater.

Your septic system is your responsibility!


6.

Does a leaky faucet waste a lot of water? 

If a faucet dripped once a second how many gallons of water would it waste in a year? 

120 drops = 5mL 
1 gallon = 3785 mL 

  • 90840 Drops in 1 Gallon

Facts:
1 year ~ 31,536,000 seconds 
24 drops in 1 mL 

1 gallon/3785 mL X (1 mL/24 drops) X (1 drop/ 1 s) X (31,536,000 s/ 1 year)

= 347.1598415 gallons / year

It would waste 347 Gallons of water a year!  You can take about 11.5 baths with that amount of water! 


7.

Do your phones take messages?

No, the phones do not take messages. If you call the office and dont receive an answer, there will be a greeting. After the greeting is played, the line disconects. If the call is within our operating hours please call back again. 


8.

How long does it take for the septic tank to fill up?

The septic tank usually takes about three (3) weeks to fill up. If it rains a substancial amount, however, the tank could fill up faster. Septic tanks are not water tight so rain water can get into the tank but if your drain fields are working correctly you shouldn't have a problem. Also, sewage can come out of the tank if the drain field is not working correctly. The drain field stops water from leaking out but if they aren't working, sewage will leak out.


9.

Why is sewage backing into my house?

This could be a sign of a few things. First, your sewer line could be stopped up. This would require a plumber to snake out your sewer line. This could also be a sign that your drain fields are going bad. How so? If sewage is coming from your septic tank then the water is not draining into your drain field because your drain field is failing or has failed and cannot take any more water, this will cause the water level in your tank to rise and move to the point with least resistence which would be your sewer pipe going back into your house. After the sewage has filled up your pipe, it will come out of the lowest drain, this would most likely be a tub drain.