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

3 Facts You Should Know About Septic Tank Pumping

Rose Austin

Whether you recently moved into a home with a septic tank or are planning to install a septic system on your existing property, there are a few things that you will need to know about septic tank pumping. Below you will find three facts that all homeowners should know if their home utilizes a septic system.   

Fact #1: Low Bacteria Levels Can Cause Your Septic Tank To Fill Faster

The solid waste that ends up inside your septic tank does not just magically disappear. Bacteria are required to break down this waste and make room for more waste to enter the tank. The bacteria levels inside your septic tank can drop below ideal levels if you use antibacterial products in your home that are then washed down the drain. If the bacteria levels in your tank drop too low, your tank can fill up much faster than expected. This problem can be avoided by using a bacterial additive that is flushed down your toilet or drain every month. These products will restore your tank's bacteria levels and help to keep your septic system functioning properly. 

Fact #2: How Often Your Tank Requires Pumping Can Vary

A large number of homeowners make the mistake of assuming that their septic tank will always fill up at the same rate. Consequently, these homeowners will never even consider the possibility that their tank needs to be pumped if a designated amount of time has not passed since it was last pumped. This can be a very serious mistake that could result in your tank overflowing.

This is because many different factors can contribute to how quickly a septic tank fills up. If you have had anyone new move into your home, began using more water inside your home, started flushing non-biodegradable items, or installed a garbage disposal, you could find that each of these changes can result in your tank filling up faster. That is why you should always have your septic tank inspected to determine if it needs pumping rather than relying on the calendar to tell you when to use these pumping services. 

Fact #3: Allowing Your Septic Tank To Overflow Can Result In Significant Damage

If you ever find yourself procrastinating when it comes to having your septic tank pumped, you should know that each day you wait to have your tank pumped you are risking the possibility of significant damage to your home or yard. Paying to repair this damage will far exceed the cost of having your septic tank pumped. Consequently, it is never a good idea to put off pumping a septic tank that is nearing capacity. 

Contact a local septic service, such as H & H Septic Service Inc, to learn more.