Homes that have septic systems have some challenges that are unique, and that homes that are on city water and sewer systems do not have. For example, if you have a septic system, you probably know that you should not have a garbage disposal. And if you do have one, you should never, ever use it. Garbage disposals are widely known for the problems they cause septic systems. In addition, septic systems should never be used to dispose of grease or solid waste. Using them in that fashion can lead to major problems and even total failure of the septic system. Dan’s Plumbing & Septic understands the many unique aspects of septic systems, and if you are a new homeowner who has never had a septic system before, we would be happy to help you understand your system better.
Importance Of Regular Septic Tank Maintenance
A key component to keeping your septic system in good working order is to ensure that you have the tank pumped periodically. The most obvious reason to pump the tank is to make sure that it does not spill over. There are also other reasons to make sure you pump your septic tank. The contents of a septic tank that is in good working order must be in balance. The heavier solids sink to the bottom of the tank. The lighter contents form the middle section. And a layer of lighter scum floats on the top. The sheer volume of the contents of a septic tank means that a healthy balance can be more difficult to achieve and maintain. When that balance is off, it is possible for your septic system to suffer.
Signs of a problem with your septic system include slower drainage from your sinks, bathtubs, and showers. Gases that build up in the sewage pipes can seep into your home, which is not a pleasant experience. Water and even sewage can back up into your living spaces if the tank has become clogged. Pumping the septic tank on a schedule recommended by a company as reputable as Dan’s Plumbing & Septic can help you avoid the issues that can result from a tank that is over-full and/or out of balance.
Professional Septic Tank Pumping
The task of pumping a septic tank may not be a pleasant one, but it is a highly necessary one. You should entrust this process to a company like ours. We have earned our customers’ trust and will complete your septic system pumping correctly and efficiently to prevent future problems. Call us at (763) 434-6814 to schedule a time for our crew to pump your septic tank.