A septic tank treats human waste and separates solids & liquids in the wastewater from the home. Over time, sludge and scum builds up in septic tanks and can affect the systems performance.
An overflowing septic tank is a recipe for disaster. It can pollute local water wells and surface water bodies. Sewage waste contains hundreds of billions of disease-causing germs such as E. coli, salmonella, and aspergillus. That is why it is important to know when it is time to have your septic system serviced and be able to identify when to reach out to a septic company near you.
The Importance of Regular Septic Tank Cleaning
Have a septic company clean your septic tank every three years at an absolute minimum. A professional septic tank cleaning includes drain field area inspection and maintenance, proper waste disposal, and pump inspection. Regular cleaning can ensure a safe and healthy system.
The aim of septic cleaning is to identify and address current issues and prevent potential problems before they occur. During a cleaning session, your contractor will inspect the filter and baffle for damage.
Regular septic tank cleanings remove extra buildup within the septic tank. Solids and sludge break down during the process. This prevents toxic waste from passing to the drain area.
Regular septic tank cleaning adds years to the useful life of your septic tank. During a cleaning session, your contractor will remove clogs that can cause your system to fail and prevent wastewater from backing up into your backyard or home.
A poorly maintained septic tank gives off nasty odors and can expose you and your neighbors to health risks. Periodic cleaning will prevent the buildup of waste and can help prevent or reduce exposure to toxic substances.
Signs Your Septic Tanks Needs Cleaning
- Your septic tank gives off odors
- Frequent sewage backups
- Flushing slow flushing toilets
- Pooling water
What to Do After Cleaning Your Septic Tank?
Septic tank maintenance is a year-round endeavor, not a one-time exercise.
Regularly inspect your system for buildup and repair leaks and damage as soon as you spot them. To prevent nasty clogs, avoid flushing solid waste such as personal items, paper towels, sanitary napkins, or baby wipes down your toilet.
Has it been a few years since your septic tank was cleaned? Just-In Time Septic Pumping can help. Our team works to ensure that your septic system is performing and safe for your home. To make an appointment, call (707) 824-2837.