Homeowners are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of their septic systems, which is different from the city sewage system. Around one-fourth of homes in the U.S. use a septic system, which means over 4 billion gallons of wastewater is dispersed under the ground surface every day. A septic system should be regularly pumped out and cleaned in order to ensure that the system is functioning efficiently, and to prevent health concerns. Give us a call today to discuss the residential septic system services we provide.
How Does a Septic System Work?
Our team of expert technicians is happy to explain the dynamics of your septic system and how the system works in your home. The four main components of a septic system include the main septic line coming from the home, the septic tank, drainfield, and the soil. The soil filters out most of the contaminants from the wastewater before it eventually reaches the groundwater. Sometimes it can be difficult to locate a septic tank and drainfield, especially in older homes where visible parts of the septic system do not exist. We can help you locate the septic tank on your property if needed, or recommend an ideal location for new construction.
Why Should a Septic System Be Maintained?
A properly constructed, designed, and maintained septic system is most effective against health and environmental threats from contaminated wastewater. Septic systems require monitoring and regular maintenance to function properly for the duration of their service life or they are at risk of failing and causing major problems. A major reason to maintain your septic system is to save money, as expensive repairs or replacement is often the result of poor maintenance. Protecting against an unhealthy environment is another good reason to properly maintain your septic system. A properly functioning septic system prevents the spread of disease and infection by protecting water resources from bacteria and viruses.
Septic System Failure
There are a variety of reasons a residential septic system can fail. These reasons include more water entering the system than it can handle, household toxins and cleaners, garbage disposals, hot tubs, or the improper installation of a septic system. Toxins, such as paint, should not be washed down into your septic system. Your system has living organisms that digest and treat the waste, but are unable to handle toxins. A septic system is also unable to handle large amounts of household chemicals. Hot tubs release large amounts of water while being emptied, which stirs solids and pushes them into the drainfield, possibly causing a clog or failure.
Septic System Inspection
Our team offers a septic system inspection service to ensure that your system is working properly and efficiently. Periodically having your septic system inspected is important. Malfunctioning systems can contaminate drinking water and cost thousands of dollars to replace. Our team is also happy to design a maintenance schedule to have your system regularly pumped and cleaned, in addition to an inspection that can detect any minor problems.