Important Septic Tank Services
Posted: Dec 04, 2015
Whenever you buy a home that has a septic tank waste disposal system; you must take personal responsibility on matters of septic tank maintenance and care. Many homeowners get overwhelmed by the presence of so many septic service system companies offering different services. There are others who don’t know what septic service is beneficial for their tanks or even how often they should seek out those services. The following are some of the most important septic services you need to know about:
Septic Tank Pumping: Septic tank pumping is an involving process where an expert will uncover and open the septic tank in order to mechanically pump out the layers of oils, fats and proteins that float on top of the tank-they are known as the scum layer; this is in addition to the sludge layer-the solids that are gathered at the bottom of the tank. They take away the waste materials so it is disposed of in accordance to the local laws. When you default in the regular septic tank pumping routine, the scum and sludge layers will become too large and increase chances that the waste could back flow into your home. Even in cases where the waste goes through the outlet pipes, it will end up creating an unsanitary situation in the drain field since the soil can only filter so much effluent at a time.
Septic Tank Inspection: A good septic maintenance practice demands an annual septic system inspection; this is the best way to ensure that the system continues to function optimally. While this is a good practice for every homeowner to observe, it is actually a legal requirement in some municipalities. During the inspection, a septic system service expert determines how close the scum and the sludge layers inside the tank are to the outlet pipe leading to the drain field. If the scum layer is found to be within six inches of the pipe or the sludge layer is within 12 inches, you will be required to urgently look for septic tank pumping services. The inspection is the best way of knowing when it’s time to pump.
Adding Enzymes or Bacteria: There are other cases where after doing the inspection, the septic system service professional will advise on the need to add some special bacteria or enzymes into the tank; this can be done during the inspection or immediately after septic tank pumping has been done. These enzymes become especially useful when the solids and chemicals that find their way down the drain go on to distort the balance of the helpful bacteria inside the tank. The more helpful bacteria that is left to flourish inside the septic tank, the better their ability to digest solid waste that comes into the tank every day.
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