Septic Tank Pumping
Virtually every home in the US has a septic tank installed; it is common especially in rural areas with no access to municipal sewer services. As these septic tanks are in place, most people tend to forget about maintaining them or inspecting them till something goes wrong. Even at this point, some homeowners still ignore the problem till it piles up to the point where there will be additional cost when it could have been avoided by simply fixing the problem the minute it was detected. Septic tank pumping is the process of removing the waste in the septic tank to make it function well. Our highly effective and trained team will appropriately evaluate the problem of the septic before pumping it to avoid other problems that would incur more expenses.
A septic tank is pumped through a process called vacuuming. The waste going into the septic tank is divided into three layers which are the wastewater, scum and sludge. When the septic tank is full and needs to be pumped, the wastewater which is about six inches within the outlet pipe leading to the drain field leaves the septic tank and goes out onto the drainage field. The scum and the sludge; the solid wastes, remain in the septic tank to be pumped. If the scum and the sludge are not pumped out immediately the tank is full, it will overflow and cause the following: a bad smell, sloshing pipes, waste overflowing from the tank, blockage of pipes etc.
Pumping your septic tank is an important aspect of maintaining a sanitized and healthy environment, it is also essential for a smooth functioning of the septic tank. There are several reasons why a septic tank should be regularly monitored and pumped as at when due. A septic tank is pumped to avoid the sludge from building up, blocking the drainage and entering the lateral field which will pollute the environment and also cause the soil to be toxic. Pumping your septic tank regularly also save you from huge expenses when the drainage system gets clogged from lack of proper maintenance.
Signs of a full septic tank
How do you know if your septic tank is full and needs to be pumped? There are obvious signs that a full septic tank gives, they’re signs that we majorly always pass off as something minimal. If the grass over your septic system is greener or healthier than the grasses away from it, then your septic tank is full and overflowing. If its emitting bad odors or the water is beginning to drain slowly in your kitchen sink, bathroom and toilet, and the pipes connected to the sewage system are gurgling, then, obviously, your septic tank is full.
There are several ways to keep your septic tank healthy and operating efficiently to reduce the frequency of having to pump it. Reducing the volume of water usage is a key factor to keep the tank from getting filled up quickly. This can be achieved by using water saving faucets. Draining hot tubs directly into the drain can cause damage to the drain system. Reduction of solid wastes that goes into the septic tank is also another way to ensure that the system is working properly.