When to Have Your Septic System Pumped

Thinking about your home’s septic system isn’t exactly what homeowners want to do, but it’s just another part of maintenance. A little on the gross side, but hey, it counts for home maintenance. Anyways, one thing that is important for homeowners to know is how often they should have their septic tank cleaned.

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If you don’t want to experience the type of septic backup that you hear them talking about in the Roto-Rooter (or whatever) commercials on TV. The last thing you want is to look out your window and see your yard flooding with waste from your system. Talk about a crappy day. Don’t be one of the many people that fail to have their septic system pumped out and end up in this type of situation.

In order to prevent this from ever happening to you, you should consider having your tank cleaned out every three to five years. The size of your tank is what will determine how often you will need a cleaning, so that will be an important factor to know when the time comes. Unless you feel qualified to find out the size for yourself, you may want to consider hiring a professional to perform a septic tank inspection to find out for you. Even if you don’t feel like you need to have your system cleaned, just know that it’s better to spend a little bit of money for prevention sooner rather than have to spend potential thousands later on. Trust me, you will never be sorry that you didn’t allow your system to overflow on you, causing a crapload of other problems.

How to Ensure That Your Septic Tank Stays Safe

If you want to make sure that you don’t have to replace your septic tank anytime soon, you may want to make it a habit to have your septic tank pumped on schedule. This isn’t so that contractors can make more money off of you, it’s for your own benefit in the long run. The cost of having your septic tank cleaned every three to five years in minuscule in comparison to the cost of a replacement. Take my word for it, friend.

One last thing. Did you know that components of your garbage disposal also go into your septic tank?

That means that over time, these solids in addition to those from your plumbing system combine and compile, which is why it’s important that you have your tank pumped every few years.

If you’re someone that is still a little uneasy about getting your septic tank pumped right away, you may be best off trying an inspection first. The only reason I mention this again is because it’s a better alternative to doing nothing, and will still save you money in the end. Just be sure to know where your septic tank is located so that you can show the professional when they show up. This certainly makes things easy for both parties.

 

How Do You Find a Septic Tank?

Septic tanks seem to be the flavor of the week here on Keith Latch but hey, I do do this for a living – Get it? Hahaha.

Now all jokes aside, knowing where to locate your septic tank can be convenient and save time, money, and frustration on the professional’s part. Whether it’s a home or business, knowing where to find the attached tank is important.

But how do you find it when you aren’t really sure where to look?

Rather than trying to explain such a detailed hunt in the form of a blog post, it will be much easier on your part to just watch this helpful video I found on the topic. In this instance, it’s usually better to have a visual aid, as reading can just make things more confusing.

 

 

 

Septic Tank Overview | Learn How Your Septic System Works

It may be one of the last things you want to think about, but knowing how your septic system works can be beneficial to homeowners.

That’s why in today’s special post, we wanted to share a video that we found that goes into deep detail on the overview of septic systems. We should go ahead and tell you that the video is almost 30 minutes long, but the information you learn may prove to be of value some day, as it may save you time and money.

When a septic tank breaks or needs regular maintenance, knowing where your septic tank is located at the least will save you from paying the pros for more time while they hunt for it.

Now without further ado, here is an overview of how most septic systems operate.

 

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Pro Septic Service Tips For Premium Maintenance

Sewers are only something that homeowners want to think about when they have to pay the bill every month – but that’s only because they have to be reminded of it.

As disgusting as it may seem to think about your septic tank, it’s necessary for homeowners to do so in order to prevent overflow or clogging.

Did you know that you should have your home septic tank inspected at least once a year? Many people fail to do so, and unfortunately may experience backup, costing them hundreds of dollars an unknown currency of stress.

In order to help prevent this problem from occurring, this post will be contributed to learning about the importance of septic tank maintenance. Here are some effective tips from a professional septic service that can be beneficial for prevention and maintenance.

Tip #1: Check for Leaky Fixture

When you having fixtures in your home that leak, it can add large quantities of water to your wastewater system. Help maximize the lifespan of your drain line and system by frequently checking for leaks.

Tip #2: Become a Record Keeper

Keep the plans for your sewer system in tact, and know how everything is laid out. This will also be most beneficial if you need to hire a professional septic service to perform an inspection or repair for you.

Tip #3: Utilize Cleaners and Disinfectants

If you want to use any kind of disinfectant or cleaner, you should first consult the manufacturer of your septic tank. A professional can help you figure this out if you are having trouble on your own. Ammonia and pine-oil based products should always be avoided, but those with chlorine, citricacid, and other biodegradable products are okay to use.

Tip #4: Be Aware of the Food Waste You Are Disposing

Frequent and large amounts of waste put down your garbage disposal can cause more frequent removal of solids from your septic tank, so you should remain aware of how much you are contributing. The garbage is always a good alternative, and can be used for many things that are commonly disposed of down garbage disposals. Think egg shells.

Tip #5: Watch for Too Much Fat, Oil, or Grease

When disposing of grease, oil, or fat from your food, consider how much has already been put down there. Too much of all of these can prevent bacteria from fully breaking down any waste that goes down from there on out.