What is a Septic System?
A septic tank system is an underground treatment system that cleans and disposes of wastewater. It is one of the most overlooked and undervalued utilities in your home but it is also one of the most important. Why? Because it treats all of the wastewater within your household and ensures that you and your family receive clean, healthy water on a daily basis.
Septic Pumping and Septic Tank Maintenance
Just like cleaning the gutters and maintaining the lawn, septic tank maintenance and septic pumping are important tasks that should be included on your list of regular household duties. Septic system repair or replacement can be costly, so proper maintenance now will protect your home and save you thousands later. These are key steps that you should follow for proper septic tank maintenance:
Regular Septic Pumping and Inspection
Typically, septic tank pumping and septic inspection are done once every three years, depending on the following factors: the size of the household, the size of the septic tank, and the volumes of wastewater and solids generated. Click here for more details on when you should be scheduling your next septic inspection.
Proper Maintenance of the Drain Field
Maintaining your drainage field can go a long way towards a healthy septic system. The drain field is used to help remove impurities from your septic tank, so if it starts to break down it can negatively affect the system. Keep an eye on your drain field, paying close attention to water pooling. If you see that wastewater is starting to pool in the drain field, please call us right away. This could mean that the field needs to be restored so it can continue to absorb and filter water.
Proper Disposal of Waste and Efficient Water Usage
Always remember that toilets are not trash cans – you should not be flushing anything other than human waste down the toilet. Pay close attention to your water usage, as well. To use your water efficiently, you may want to consider investing in high-efficiency toilets. These can help you save on water and reduce the volume of household water entering your septic system. Are you washing all your laundry at once? You may also want to try and avoid this by dividing the load over a week’s span to limit your daily water usage.
How We Can Help
We know that regular maintenance on your septic system can be daunting but we are here to help! There are many septic tank cleaning companies in the area. However, we offer complete plumbing and septic services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our experienced technicians can repair everything from leaky faucets to leaky septic systems. No plumbing or septic problem is too small or too large for the Rooter Guys!