Septic Tank Repair and Maintenance

Sonoma County homeowners, are you aware of massively important role that your septic system plays in keeping your home running?

Your septic tank allows the wastewater generated by your household to sit and undergo a settling process, but a failing septic tank is a recipe for disaster. It can expose you, your family, and your neighbors to sewage that contains billions of disease-causing pathogens. It can also affect ground and surface water and pollute nearby water bodies.

Whether your septic tank is overflowing or damaged, Just-In Time Septic Pumping has got you covered. Our technicians bring decades of combined experience to the table and they are able to spot problems that amateurs often miss. Every professional on our team has a deep knowledge of septic systems. Their knowhow allows them to come up with effective solutions to septic tank problems.

Septic tank repair and maintenance is best left to the experts. Septic tanks contain a variety of toxic sewer gases and other pathogens that are incredibly dangerous to the average DIY-er. This is why we offer top-tier service so that homeowners can have peace of mind.

We understand the health and safety risks associated with septic tank repair and maintenance. Our pros take all necessary precautions and safety measures. They plan everything down to the last detail to prevent mishaps.

How Can I Clean a Septic Tank Naturally?

Here are some ways to clean your septic tank naturally

  • Flush yeast down the toilet
  • If you have a food waste pipe that connects to your septic tank, pass 3-4 rotten tomatoes through it every four months. Rotten tomatoes promote bacterial growth, helping break down solid waste
  • Pour a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice down your toilet

 

What are the Signs that Your Septic Tank is Full?

Here are some signs your septic tank is full and needs to be pumped immediately

  • Pooling water
  • Painfully slow drains
  • Sewer backup
  • Toilets do not flush easily

 

How Do You Maintain Your Septic Tank System After Pumping?

  • Regularly inspect your system. Watch out for signs of problems
  • Do not flush solid waste down your toilet
  • Use water judiciously

 

Can Septic Tanks Be Repaired?

If your septic tank has not reached the end of its useful life and hasn’t suffered major damage, an experienced contractor can repair it.

 

Can Septic Tanks Freeze?

Yes. An uninsulated septic tank can freeze in harsh winter.

 

How Can I Increase Beneficial Bacteria in a Septic Tank?

  • Add bacteria to your septic tank
  • Put 3-4 rotten tomatoes into your garbage disposal every four months
  • Flush half cup of yeast down your toilet every three months

 

What Should Not Go into My Septic Tank?

Some things you should never put in your septic tank are as follows:

  • paint
  • paint thinners
  • motor oil
  • earplugs
  • litter
  • diapers
  • solvents

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Whether you’re looking for septic system maintenance, repair, or a replacement, Just-in Time Septic Pumping has you covered. With years of experience and a touch of old-fashioned service, we help Sonoma County homeowners avoid serious septic issues. To schedule a professional septic tank inspection, call our office at (707) 824-2837.