septic system maintenance

septic system maintenance
Septic Systems and How They Work

septic systems
septic tanks
soil absorption fields
drainfield soil
hardpan soil
clay soil
soil percolation
bacteria and enzymes
septic system maintenance
septic system care
septic system failure

Restore Failing Drainfields.
Correct sodium damage to clay soils.
Septic Seep


Septic System Maintenance

All septic tanks should be checked on an annual basis to ensure they are working properly. Baffles, specially designed pipes which allow the sewage into and out of the tank, need to be checked to ensure they are not worn or damaged. The level of sludge (the material that accumulates at the bottom of the tank) needs to be measured to determine when the system should be pumped. Homeowners should routinely have their septic tanks pumped out every three to five years. However, the frequency with which your tank needs to be pumped may vary depending on the size of the tank and number of people in the household.

Use a Licensed Pumper and Hauler for Septic System Maintenance

Hire a licensed pumper and hauler to service your system. This is primarily for homeowner safety, since septic systems produce harmful fumes and can be dangerous to clean for those not adequately prepared. Using qualified professionals also reduces the chance of improper monitoring or possible damage to the system during pumping. Contact either your local health and sanitation department or check the Yellow Pages in your area phone book to find qualified pumpers. It is much less expensive to maintain a septic system than to repair or replace it later.

Septic system maintenance is often overlooked by homeowners, don't let this hidden and expensive part of your home catch you off guard.




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