A septic tank is basically a “holding tank” for all of the plumbing waste that comes out of the home. While in the tank, solid matter decomposes into a substance called sludge. Liquids in the septic tank continue on to the drain pipes and exit the tank to be absorbed by the ground in the drain field. For this procedure to work, the septic tank must work correctly. A tank that has not been pumped cannot function properly.
The development and buildup of sludge is a slow process. This is the reason why many people delay pumping their tanks. People have the tendency to contact a pumping service when the tank is overflowing or clogged. It is never a smart idea to get a septic tank pumped once it is overflowing. A septic tank that has not been pumped is collecting more waste and harming the entire septic system. The following are symptoms that can occur when a septic tank is overfilled.
To avoid this undesired situation, try to get your septic tank pumped every 3-5 years. Most Septic services would rather help a potential client out than to let them go, so they will gladly provide a free consultation on pumping and a discount on a home’s first pump. Make sure to view all of your options and do some research to choose the perfect service for your need. Keep in mind using preventative measures for septic tank pumping as it is more cost effective than to fix swap damage on a drain field. Preventative measures could sometimes involve a few hours out of the month but after all it will allow you to better understand the importance of maintaining your home’s interior.
What to do after a septic tank is pumped?
Now that your septic tank has been properly pumped here are a few things to consider. After your septic tank has been pumped, a technician from the septic services will most likely finish with a thorough examination of the tank; and notify you if there are any signs for future problems. There are some extra steps you can do on your own to improve the efficiency of the tank. In order to keep your septic tank as efficient as its intended purpose, purchasing a septic bacteria packet and flushing it down the toilet will boost its effectiveness. Another tip that will improve the quality of the septic tank is avoid pouring hazardous chemicals down sinks, showers, and toilets. Nowadays everyone is coming up with new products to help improve the efficiency of one’s appliances, however, they may fix one problem but create others. So avoid any chemicals that cannot back up their science and preferably stick to organic products or simply hot water when unclogging a drain. Home cleaning chemicals are one of the worst products that are advertised to be used all around your home except what they don’t tell you is that they can hurt natural bacteria in septic tanks that are useful for decomposing solid waste. A simple change you can do down the line to improve the efficiency of your septic tank is by changing your bathroom products such as soaps and shampoos. By changing these products that are used daily you can manage to keep the bacteria from dying off in your septic tank as we know our bathroom products aren’t always manufactured with the best products in mind. Organic human care products are less likely to get rid of the beneficial septic tank bacteria. Overall, the best thing we as individuals can do to improve our septic tank is use water resourcefully and not let it go to waste.