A Septic tank is an important component of every residential establishment. It helps in keep the drainage system clean and out of any scum or clog by the means of wastewater management. If one has to define a septic tank in a more technical manner it can be said to be a big concrete or steel tank that is buried in the yard. The tank might hold 1,000 gallons (4,000 liters) of water. Wastewater flows into the tank at one end and leaves the tank at the other.
As a general rule followed, it is the responsibility of of a homeowner to maintain your septic tank.
Did you know that maintaining your septic system protects your investment in your home? If properly designed, constructed and maintained, your septic system can provide long-term, effective treatment of household wastewater. If your septic system isn’t maintained,
you might need to replace it, costing you thousands of dollars. Early detection and quick action are two important duties of a homeowner to maintain a free flow of water and wastewater. Residential sewer cleaning, and maintaining a clear drain are some of the service s carried out by many plumbing services. Some may charge a heavy fees, some might be minimal, depending on the amount of work that is to be carried out. Even if it is something you would rather ignore on a day to day basis, it’s important to understand your septic pumping needs and how to keep things working smoothly, because you definitely don’t want to have to deal with a major problem.
What is the right time to undertake Septic Tank Pumping?
Septic tank cleaning is a must for any household and generally it is advisable to have it emptied once every year, this will ensure smooth operation without any hiccups. If you cannot do it by yourself always hire a company. When you hire a company to handle your scheduled pumping, it is also a good idea to have it cleaned. Some will want to skip this step to save a bit of money, because after all it’s only going to be filthy again in no time at all, but you really can’t afford to let this go. Draining will not remove all of the sludge at the bottom of the vessel, leaving filth and grime to fester down there can eventually lead to larger sewage problems which will cost more money in the long run if we skimp on cleaning in the short term. Hire a licensed plumber who can assist you with a thorough cleaning and maintenance method.