If you own a septic system on your property, it is essential to know how and when to care for it. A properly maintained septic system can function efficiently for up to 30 years. Part of regular maintenance is regular pumping and cleaning. Although you should never be doing any maintenance on your tank yourself (leave that to the professionals), there are other things you can be doing yourself to keep your system running smoothly.
Keep The Area Around Your Tank Clean
You should always be aware of the condition of the outside of your system. The area where your tank is buried should be kept clear of debris and shrubbery. Your septic tank lid should be in good shape and visible. There should not be any large trees or evasive bushes or shrubs nearby. Grass and septic safe plants are fine, but you want to make sure the area is kept neat and tidy. It should also always be easily accessible to septic tank technicians.
Your septic tank needs pumping every 1-3 years, and perhaps more regularly depending on the size of your household. If you neglect pumping, your tank can overfill and cause massive problems. Septic backups, clogs, and leaks are all problems from an overfilled tank. These are not just inconvenient problems, they can be extremely expensive to remedy, and even dangerous to you and your family.
When you hire a professional septic system company to pump your septic tank, they will also be cleaning it as well. The inlet and outlet baffles, responsible for filtering your wastewater, will need cleaning to avoid clogs and backups. Your septic system company will be able to recommend any component replacements if necessary as well.
For regular pumping and cleaning, call Affordable Pumping Services. We are here for all your septic system needs. We even offer 24/7 Emergency Service. Call today!