Septic maintenance is available to help prolong the use of your septic tank and ensure that it is functioning safety and securely at all times. We provide general maintenance for your tank to ensure that it’s up to code standard, does not have any leaks, holes, or clogs that we should be aware of, and that it’s not overusing water and deliberately running up your utility bills. Septic maintenance can be scheduled on a regular basis and depending on your needs, whether it’s monthly, tri-monthly, or even just annually.
General maintenance to your septic tank includes testing the water, regular cleanings, and frequent inspections. Without this checklist of to-do items, your septic tank could potentially become more defective with prolonged use, especially if you or a professional are not able to catch onto the damage soon after it happens. Septic maintenance doesn’t have to be challenging or redundant, as we can assist you in providing quality maintenance to help you keep your septic tank system clean and functional over time.
Septic cleaning is often left to the professionals in order to maintain sanitation safety. When septic cleaning occurs, the process usually includes removing high amounts of scum, or waste residue, from inside the tank itself. Leaving your tank to accumulate large amounts of scum can reduce your tank’s efficiency and create unnecessary levels of toxins in your sewer system. If scum levels have reached a certain peak on the measuring rods placed inside your tank for inspection, then it’s a good idea to get a septic tank professional involved to clean your tank and pump it, to reduce water and waste levels. More scum means more cleaning involved to remove it, so leave such a task up to the professionals!
Checking Water Level
Checking the water and scum levels of your septic tank is very important because the tank itself needs accurate amounts of water to properly function. If there is too little water in the system, it could cause waste to be removed slower or not at all. Too much water can lead to leaks and overflows, while never checking the water can lead to increased levels of scum and dirt at the bottom of your tank. Excessive scum can increase clogs and slow overall usage as well. Therefore, checking your water and scum levels at home can ensure that your septic tank is prepared for ongoing use.
Tips and Tricks
If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to check your water and scum levels at home or sustain your septic tank in between cleanings, then we can easily provide some at-home tools and resources. First, the easiest step you can do is to regularly check water and scum levels with a measuring rod placed inside of your tank. When the measuring rod measures higher levels of scum, then it’s probably time to call in a professional. You can also check for any surrounding leaks, puddles, or pools of water to ensure there are no damages in the tank itself. For larger households or more frequent users, you can expect to have your septic tank pumped a couple times a year, while smaller households or less frequent users should only expect 1 – 2 pumps per year. This range is also true of professional cleanings expected as well. We also offer sewer & drain cleaning service.