Talking About Septic Services

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Talking About Septic Services

Hello, my name is Jeffrey. I would like to share some important information about septic services. The first home I rented utilized a septic tank to process liquid waste from the home. The leech field behind the house often bubbled up, indicating that the tank was full. Since I did not own the home, I was not allowed to pump out the tank. The repercussions made the home unlivable. I would like to discuss ways you can mitigate problems with septic systems and have the tank cleared out by a professional. Please feel free to visit any time to learn all you can about this subject.


Considerations For Taking Great Care Of Your Home Septic System

A septic system connected to your home is a great way for you to have access to your own waste treatment system without being connected to the city sewer system. However, a septic system's maintenance is your responsibility, so you need to follow some general guidelines and specific rules for its continued operation. Here are some considerations to help you take the best care of your home's septic system.

Arrange For Tank Cleaning and Inspection

No matter how perfectly you take care of your home septic system, it will need to be pumped out every few years. Based on the size of your tank and how much waste your household produces or how many people in your household, the frequency of the pumping can be anywhere from three to five years. However, you may need to have your system pumped sooner than that, especially if you experience signs of a backup or the drainfield flooding.

When it is time for your tank to be pumped clean of its contents, your septic professional can complete the task for you. It is a good idea to always hire a professional septic service to handle this so they can remove and dispose of the waste properly because it contains harmful microorganisms, and it is actually illegal in some states for you to handle it yourself.

Your septic professional will be able to check the tank interior for any problems, such as cracks, corrosion, collapse, and any electrical alarm components inside the tank after it has been pumped clean. It is a good idea for you to get a tank evaluation and make sure it is still holding waste as it needs to. Some tanks may need a replacement due to damage and problems that can occur with time, so a cleaning and inspection is a good time to evaluate your tank's health.

Take Care of Your Drainfield Lines

Next to your septic tank, the drainfield is a pretty important component of the system. The drainfield disperses liquid waste into the surrounding soil safely while the tank collects the solid waste. But if your drainfield becomes damaged by the weight of a vehicle driving on the site, tree roots from nearby growth, or a clog because your tank is over capacity and has not been pumped, you may have to replace or repair part of the drainfield. Anytime you experience a problem in the drainfield or signs of damage, your septic professional can evaluate and complete any necessary maintenance to your system.

For more information, contact a septic pumping service in your area.