3 Things You Must Do For A Functional Septic Tank

Are you concerned about the health of your septic system? Has it been a while since you had the system looked at by a professional? When you have a septic system, it can be all too easy to forget exactly how long it's been since the system has been inspected or even just pumped out. If this sounds like you, there's a good chance that you're overdue for at least one service. Some things that you should consider scheduling as soon as possible are as follows:

Tank pumping: One of the most essential septic tank services that you can get for your system is to have it pumped out regularly. Without any septic pump services, your tank will start to overflow and leak out solids. Because your tank is buried out of sight, it isn't always immediately obvious when this is happening. If it is allowed to continue, the remediation process to repair the damage to the soil can be extremely expensive. It's much easier and less expensive to regularly have your tank emptied regularly, even if you need to schedule the pumping for before it becomes strictly necessary.

Inspections: The fullness of the tank isn't the only thing that you need to know about when it comes to your septic tank. Another of the essential septic pump services that you need to have done on a regular basis is to have your system inspected. Without regular inspection, a small crack in your tank and/or the system as a whole could grow large enough to be dumping raw sewage directly into the ground surrounding your tank. Not only is this difficult for even professionals to clean up but it's smelly as well. Regular inspections will notify you of potential issues, allowing you to fix them before they actually become serious problems. 

Additives: If you haven't been putting anything into your tank besides wastewater, it's a good idea to talk to your local septic tank professionals about additives. Although, in general, it's a good idea to not flush anything down the drain that isn't sewage or dishwater, there are a number of additives that can help keep your septic tank healthier for a longer period of time. These additives contain a carefully chosen mix of different types of yeast and bacteria that will help to break down the waste that is in your septic tank. Using these kinds of additives every month or two will help to replace bacteria that was otherwise lost due to weather or simply being flushed out of the tank.

Contact a service, like Autry's Backhoe & Septic Service, for more help.

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Handling Your Septic System

A septic system can be a real challenge if you haven't used one before. My name is Amy, and I have some experience with going from a city sewer system to using a septic tank. When you are used to a sewer system, a septic tank can be overwhelming. There are different guidelines for what can be flushed and poured down the drain. There is professional maintenance to consider, and even some of your water usage habits may need to be addressed. This blog will tell you all you need to know about your septic system and how you can use it in a way that is the most beneficial to your family.