Welcome to my site. My name is Jorge. The septic company sent a notice to my home recently about pumping out the tank. After living in my home for a few years, it was time to service the septic tank to keep it in good condition for years afterward. I watched in awe as the septic truck cleared the tank and restored the function of the system. I will use this site to discuss the process of servicing the septic tank. I will also talk about repairs commonly performed on the septic components. I hope you will visit often to learn more.
If you have a septic tank on your property, you will want to do everything you can to learn about how it to make sure that it is remaining in the best possible shape for as long as possible. This way, you and your loved ones should not have to experience many problems with the septic system.
Keep The Drains Clean
You will want to make sure that you are keeping all of the drains as clean as possible to prevent clogs and to prevent terrible smells from entering your home. There are a lot of drain cleaning products out there for cleaning drains. However, you will want to make sure that you are specifically purchasing one of the drain cleaners that is designed for use with septic tanks. If you purchase a chemical that is not designed with septic tanks in mind, you may find that it can break down the good bacteria in the tank.
Have It Pumped As Needed
It is vital that you are never allowing your septic tank to go without being pumped as needed. You do not want it to get to a point where it is overflowing. Should the septic tank begin to overflow, you could find that septic waste will leak into your yard and possibly come back up through the pipes in your home. You will want to keep track of the last time it was pumped and ask the septic tank specialists when you should consider calling them back out for it to be pumped again. The professional septic technician can give an estimate on time based on the number of people in the home and the size of your tank.
Never Pour Cooking Grease Into The Drains
You will need to pour kitchen cooking grease into a metal container until it cools off and then scoop it out into the trash can. Never pour grease down one of the drains in the house, especially when you have a septic tank. The grease will begin to coat the interior of the pipes and along the entrance to the septic tank. Eventually, you will have clogs that will cause your septic waste water to come back up through the pipes in the house because it will be unable to make it into the tank.
By being proactive and taking good care of your septic tank, you should not find that you are faced with many problems.