• Cleaning
  • Installation
  • Pumping

Frequently Asked Questions
A-Affordable Sanitation Inc in Smithton, PA

Trust A-Affordable Sanitation Inc for Septic and Sewer Services

A-Affordable Sanitation Inc in Smithton, PA, offers answers to frequently asked questions about our services. If you are looking for experienced sewer or septic services in Southwestern PA, reach out to us. Call today at (724) 872-0822 or contact us online.

FAQs for Septic Services

Q: Do you offer financing?

A: Yes, we offer financing through a third party. Contact us for more details.


Q: How do I know if I need a plumber or if my septic tank needs pumping?

A: If your toilet will not flush or you have backup in drains, this is an indication you need a plumber. Septic tanks, in most cases, need cleaning every two-to-three years. Those with larger households may need cleaning more frequently.


Q: Do I need a septic tank inspection when buying a property?

A: If you are purchasing a property with an existing septic system, it is recommended that you have an inspection. It can save you a lot of time and money down the line if there are any existing problems.


Q: What areas does A-Affordable Sanitation service?

A: We proudly service the Western PA area, including Pittsburgh and the following counties: Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland, Somerset, Washington, Fayetteville, Greene, and Allegheny.


Q: Why do I need septic tank location services?

A: Locating your septic tank is important in the case of an emergency. Knowing the tank’s location is necessary in case you ever decide to sell your property.


Q: Why is septic tank cleaning important?

A: Cleaning is an important part of septic tank maintenance. A dirty tank will accumulate solids, which will overflow and block your septic system. Regular cleaning helps to keep the system flowing properly as well as extending the life of your system.

FAQs for Sewer Services

Q: Do you use sub-contractors to perform work?

A: No. We are a locally owned and operated company that does each job from start to finish. In addition, all of our technicians have been educated and certified on the Perma-Liner system installation process.


Q: Is your work Municipality Approved?

A: Yes, we are municipality approved. Our process is safe and cost-effective.


Q: What if my pipe transitions from 3” to 4”, or 4” to 6”?

A: We will use the appropriate fittings to obtain the perfect transition.


Q: What is the excavation process like?

A: Typically we will excavate the area to gain access with our excavating equipment.


Q: What kind of pipe do I have?

A: The three most common pipes found in older homes are:


Terra-cotta pipe: Root damage, water infiltration within the joints, leaking out of joints which causes clogged pipes, cave-ins, and joint separation.


Cast iron pipe: Rusting from the inside resulting from the pipe being significantly smaller which causes clogged pipes. The pipe rusting on the bottom leads to water and sewage leaving the pipes. This also causes clogged pipes and root damage.


Orangeburg pipe: Pipe simply falls apart

Contact Us for Service in Smithton, PA, and Southwestern PA

When it comes time for septic or sewer services in Smithton, PA, or surrounding Southwestern PA areas, contact us. The technicians of A-Affordable Sanitation are here to help. We offer maintenance, repair, and installation services for residential and commercial customers.

A-Affordable Sanitation Inc in Smithton, PA,

answers frequently asked questions.