Many homeowners find it hard to differentiate between sewerage and sewer. They wrongly believe that sewage is the shortened version of sewerage. Some think that sewerage is a misspelling of the word. None of these beliefs are true.
Sewerage vs Sewage
Sewage is the waste produced by homes carried off by sewers. Sewerage refers to removal and disposal of sewage by sewers. Simply put, sewage is the waste produced by homes, sewerage is the system of sewers that removes residential waste.
Overloaded sewerage systems are a cause of great concern. They can contaminate local water bodies, transforming them into a haven for disease-causing germs. Homeowners can play an important role in preventing sewer overflows by maintaining their septic systems.
How to Maintain Your Sewage System?
As a homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining your septic system. The purpose of regular septic system maintenance is to address current issues and prevent potential problems from occurring. A well-maintained septic system works efficiently, needs less frequent repairs-hence less costly to operate and does not harm the environment.
Here are some ways to maintain your septic system.
➢ Pump your tank regularly: One of the most important septic system maintenance tasks is septic tank pumping. Depending on the size of your tank, your household size and the type of waste you put in your septic system, hire a septic service near you in Sebastopol to pump your tank every 3-5 years. Keep maintenance records
➢ Inspect the tank for leaks: A leaking septic tank can open a Pandora’s box. Sewage contains hundreds of billions of bacteria. A leaking tank poses a threat to human health and can contaminate nearby water bodies. To prevent potential problems, periodically walk around your sewage system. Keep an eye out for unusually green patches around the tank. In many cases, it is difficult to detect leaks as the tank is buried underground. Ask your technician if they could inspect the tank for leaks while pumping it. Fix leaks as soon as possible
➢ Add a bacteria additive: Beneficial bacteria in your septic system break down waste. Harsh chemicals in cleaning products such as antibacterial soaps and drain cleaners can kill beneficial bacteria negatively affecting their populations. To keep the number of good bacteria in your system at proper levels, add a bacteria additive to your system periodically
➢ Think twice before throwing items down your drain: Solid wastes do not break down easily and can stay in your drains for a very long time clogging your drainage system
Never throw solid wastes such as feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, cat litter, vegetable fat and egg shells down your drain.
Just-In Time Septic Pumping Services is committed to helping homeowners keep their septic system functional all year round. We are your go-to team for septic tank repairs and new septic tank installation. To schedule a septic system inspection, call (707) 824-2837.