In more rural areas, there is not typically a public sewer system. Instead, each home has its own septic tank where waste collects before slowly seeping out into the surrounding soil. That septic tank and the associated plumbing components are the homeowner's responsibility to maintain. Therefore, if you are about to buy a home with a septic tank, you need to ask relevant questions to determine whether the tank is in good condition. [Read More]
Septic Tank Cleaning And Use: What You Need To Know
Few things can leave a mess like a failed septic tank. The more maintenance you provide, the longer your tank will last and the better it will perform over time. Routine pumping is a critical part of any comprehensive septic maintenance program. You shouldn't overlook the importance of pumping if you want your septic system to continue serving the waste disposal needs of your home. Cleaning Schedule Many things need to be factored into the equation when trying to determine how often you need to have your septic tank pumped. [Read More]
What Happens When The Drain Line Between Your Home And Septic Tank Clogs?
Just as the main household drain line to a community sewer system can become clogged by solid waste products or blocked by tree roots, so too can the main drain line into your residential septic tank clog. Though unclogging and repairing a damaged drain line is always a job for an experienced septic service or plumbing professional, it's important you know how to determine if this is the cause of your current plumbing woes. [Read More]
Reasons To Pump Out Your Septic Tank
Under normal conditions, your septic tank should not need pumping more than once every few years. A tank that is filling up sooner than that is most likely not working properly. Here are a few reasons you may need septic tank pumping for your system. Failing Leach Field The leach field or drain field work to drain the liquid that comes out of your septic tank, off into the ground. A leach field that is working correctly should operate without you ever needing to worry about it. [Read More]