Learning About Septic Services
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Learning About Septic Services

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.


Learning About Septic Services

Aging Septic System? 3 Steps You Can Take To Prolong Its Serviceable Lifespan

Rose Austin

The residential septic system is something of a low-tech wonder. Most use only the powers of gravity and natural bacterial actions to remove and digest solid and liquid waste produced in the home.

When correctly designed, using high-quality components, and then carefully installed, the average system can be expected to last through many years of service. In fact, some experts believe that a properly maintained septic system can remain functional for a half century or perhaps even longer. If you are a homeowner looking for information to help keep your aging septic system functional, here are some steps you can take to help achieve that goal. 

Educate the occupants of your home about responsible usage

No family member wants to endure the discomfort of living with a failing septic system, yet they may not be aware that they may be contributing to a potential failure with their waste disposal habits. Homeowners who have a goal of prolonging the life of their home's septic system will need to help them understand that only toilet tissue and human waste should be flushed into the system. 

Even though some personal hygiene products are labeled safe for homes with septic systems, they can still place undue stress on an older or marginally functioning system. For this reason, it is best to place those items into the trash, along with all other paper products, cosmetic applicators, and other garbage produced in the average home bathroom. 

Additionally, the home's occupants should also be advised of the importance of preventing grease, oil, chemicals, and harsh cleaners like bleach from going down the drain. This is necessary because these substances can overpower the natural bacterial colonies that help digest the waste and keep the system functional. 

Look for and resolve any plumbing leaks that could flood the septic system

Homeowners should also understand that too much water can quickly overpower the septic system and render it unable to digest and process waste. Homeowners in this situation will want to locate and resolve faucet and toilet leaks, as well as helping family members understand the importance of taking shorter showers and taking care to run as little water as possible. 

Rely on a proactive septic pumping schedule to keep the system balanced

If you are unsure of how often you should have your septic tank pumped out as part of your goal to help prolong its lifespan and functionality, contact a reputable septic pumping service in your area. These sanitation experts can discuss your usage habits and help you come up with a good plan for pumping excess solid and liquid waste from your septic tank on a regular basis.