When you have a septic tank, it is important to have it regularly maintained. You may ask "Should I call to have it serviced?" The answer is a resounding yes! When septic tanks go without a regular maintenance check up, they tend to fall into worse and worse conditions that compound the longer you wait. This is mainly due to the large amounts of waste a septic system has to process over the course of time.
Think about a septic tank in the way you'd go about maintaining a car. You spend thousands on professional installation costs of a septic tank and your car probably costs a few thousand dollars as well. Much like getting the oil changed on your car every five thousand miles, getting your septic tank serviced once a year provides a similar benefit. It allows the septic system to run smoothly, just like new oil in a car does. This few hundred dollars spent on getting your annual septic system maintenance can and will prevent massive future repair costs. The last thing you want lingering in your home is that putrid septic tank smell in your home while trying to eat dinner. Give us a call and our technicians can come out to your property as soon as possible and give your tank its well deserved maintenance.
Our team of thoroughly experienced experts recommend getting your tank pumped on an annual basis. This is the best course of action because of the large amount of sludge and debris that gets caught up in the tank and pipes leading to and from the building and drain field. When this sludge and debris becomes too much for the septic system to hold, the entire system fails. This is the last thing you want to deal with on a Friday afternoon when you're about to head out of town. With an annual pumping, you're taking the necessary steps to prevent a catastrophe like this and ensuring your system is functioning optimally.
There are steps you can take on your own to monitor your septic tank and keep an eye out for any signs of arising problems. The first is to check the drain field for any smells that would indicate something is wrong. These smells are caused by gasses building up in the septic system such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and methane. A properly-maintained septic tank should be odor-free. The second step to a self inspection is to check the sludge levels in the tank through the tank cover. Locate the outlet device in the tank and see if the levels are within 3 inches of the bottom of the device. If so, your tank needs to be pumped. Other parts of the system to check are the tank vent, lid, and alarm. These can be done by yourself, but it is always best to have a professional come and take a look.
Septic Tank Repair
In the event you encounter a problem with your septic system, we are on call 7 days a week to make sure we can get to you as soon as possible. Depending on the type of repair needed, the job could take a few hours to half a day. Problems do occur, but the best way to prevent them is through proper servicing and maintenance. When things like odors, wet spots, drain gurgles, plumbing backups, and slow drainage occur, call us immediately. It is best to take care of the problem as fast as possible to prevent any further damage to your building and the system as a whole.