A septic tank is typically installed for a business or residential area because there is not access to a public sewer system. A Septic Tank is a large tank that is installed underground to hold all waste that is delivered to it. Theses tanks come in various sizes. Typically the city or county has specifications as to what is required for the size of the domain and the number of bathrooms in the facility. Your county/city permitting will have details, requirements and specifications.
If your septic tank system is pumped on a regular basis you should be fine in terms of maintenance. DO NOT poor bacteria killing chemicals into your septic system such as acid or paint thinner!
Understanding your septic tank and septic system
Besides pumping your system when needed there are other actions to take to also help take care of your septic tank. DO NOT flush foreign objects as tampons, paper towel, maxi pads down your toilet. REMEMBER if it won’t dissolve in water it will eventually need to be pumped out. Also DO NOT allow GREASE down your drains. Even in small amount this can be a problem in the future. And when designing your landscaping know where your septic system is try to avoid planting trees near your septic system and leach field/pits. Tree roots are a very common cause for damaged pipes.
Signs of septic tank problem
One sign that you may notice right away is a ODOR. This odor may be caused by a clogged line OR this could mean your septic is full.
Water build up outside near your septic or leach field/pits. This once again could mean your tank of full or there is a more serious problem. If your tank is being pumped when needed (see chart above) then we know this could be a more serious problem.
Your septic system is a part of your home and should also be maintained as your investment. Understanding your septic and how to take care of it is important. If you have questions about your septic system please call us before it’s to late! But if that unfortunate should happen you can know we have your best interest at heart. We are honest and will explain your options.