A clean septic tank system is important to the health of your home and family or a commercial business. We recommend having a professional company pump out your septic tank regularly as part of a maintenance cycle. Regular pumping can also prolong the life of your septic system and avoid any unnecessary issues or problems. Give us a call today to discuss our septic tank maintenance options and all of the associated costs.
Homeowners or commercial businesses may choose a septic tank system as an alternative to the public sewer system. Public sewer systems are maintained and regulated by the city. Septic tank systems, however, are maintained and the responsibility of home or business owners. Septic tanks sit under the soil of property and contain watertight boxes. All of the toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and other water dependent appliances drain out into the septic tank pipes and tank. A quality septic tank system with the proper care and maintenance has the capacity to last for 40 or more years. Our expert technicians can help you design a maintenance schedule.
How Does a Septic System Work?
If you have a septic tank system for your home or business, the liquid from a shower or washing the dishes ends up in your septic system. The water enters the system and goes through a filtration process following any water usage, such as flushing your toilet or turning on a faucet. In the septic tank, water is separated into the scum layer, effluent layer, or sludge layer. The top layer is the scum layer that consists of water that contains residue that floats. The middle or effluent layer is wastewater that contains fertilizing chemicals. Finally the last or sludge layer, contains all residue that sinks to the bottom of the tank. Wastewater then exits into a drain field towards the end of the drainage process.
How to Know if Your Septic Tank Needs to Be Pumped
It can be difficult to determine how or when to have your septic tank pumped, especially if you have not experienced any problems or issues. We recommend that generally a homeowner should have their septic tank pumped around every three years, but can depend on water usage and household size. In order to avoid problems, a few signs can give away a need to have a septic tank pumped. These signs include a strong sewage odor coming from your yard, and regularly clogged or backed-up toilets. Newer systems may come with alarm systems that alert you if the tank is almost full.
Why is Septic Tank Pumping Important?
Many homeowners fail to have their septic tanks regularly pumped, which often leads to costly issues or damage. As with other systems and appliances in your home or business, a regularly maintained septic system will run best and have a longer lifespan. Overflowing septic tanks can result in unpleasant smells invading your home, and create an unhealthy environment, since the system contains bacteria that can cause illness. Give us a call today to discuss our septic tank pumping service.