Preventing Plumbing Problems

Preventing Plumbing Problems

Have A Septic Tank? Make Sure You Get It Cleaned

by Calvin Simmmons

If you use a septic tank for your home, it is important that you take care of it. One way to do this is to hire a septic service to clean the septic tank for you. Keep reading to learn why this is important so you can hire a service to come to your home.  

Prevent Sewage Odors

If you do not clean your septic tank, it will become full of sludge and wastewater. If this happens, the sludge and wastewater will leak from the tank and end up on the drain field. The drain field is the area that is right above the septic tank.  

If you go outside and look at the drain field and see a lot of standing water, your septic tank is full. This water will have a very bad sewage odor as well. If you have close neighbors, they may even smell this odor. Over time the odor becomes much stronger. You will also notice a sewage odor inside your home when you run water in your bathroom, kitchen sink, etc. 

Keeping the septic tank clean will prevent it from overflowing as all this sludge and wastewater is removed. The septic service will pump the tank to remove everything and clean the inside walls and bottom of the tank. The contractor will tell you how often you should have your septic tank pumped. 

Keep the Septic Tank in Good Condition

Having your septic tank cleaned will help prevent damage to it. If a septic tank does become damaged, this can be expensive to repair. This is especially true if there are cracks in the tank because the entire septic system may need to be removed and a new one installed. 

There are many pipes that are underground that allow water to travel from your home into the septic tank. If the septic tank is not cleaned, water can build up in these pipes and cause them to become damaged. This damage can be difficult to find for a contractor. They have to use a long hose with a camera on the end of it to go through the pipes until they find the damage. They can then dig into this area to repair or replace the pipes. 

Talk with the septic tank cleaning service to learn of other reasons why it is important that you keep your septic tank clean. They can also go into detail on how they pump a septic tank so you can understand how everything works. 

Contact a local septic service to learn more. 


About Me

Preventing Plumbing Problems

It isn't always easy to know where to start when it comes to household maintenance, but a few years ago I realized I needed a new septic system. We were having a problem with our drains draining properly, so we turned to some experts for some help. They walked us through every aspect of the plumbing process, and within a few days, we were having a brand new septic tank installed. It was great to see just how much better things ran when the septic was working, and this blog is evidence of how much something like that can help.