Maintenance is a must. Failure to maintain your septic systems is a recipe for a costly system failure. Having your tank on a regular maintenance program is a must. Getting your tank pumped on a regular basis is the most important thing you can do to avoid major repairs. The cost of regular maintenance is minuscule in comparison to repairing or replacing your system. Pumping your tank will also help protect the health of the community and the environment!
Don't wait until you have a failing system - learn how to keep your septic system healthy and hassle free for years.
What is a septic tank?
A septic tank system consists of a large, watertight tank that receives waste-water from the home plumbing system. The tank is followed by an underground consisting of a network of perforated pipe or chambers for distributing partially treated water from water form the septic tank to the soil for final treatment and disposal.
How does a septic tank work?
Septic tanks contain bacteria that grow best in oxygen-poor conditions. These bacteria carry out a portion or the treatment process by converting most solids into liquids and gases. Bacteria that require oxygen thrive in the drain field and complete the treatment process begun in the septic tank. If the septic tank is working well the waste water which flows out of the tank is relatively clear, although it still has an odor and may carry disease organisms. It should flow only into the drain field. NEVER ONTO THE GROUND SURFACE OR INTO WATER SOURCES.
KNOWING WHEN YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
Is smelly water seeping up on your lawn?
Do your toilets flush slow?
Are your drains gurgling?
If you are experiencing these symptoms, your septic system is in trouble and needs to be serviced immediately.
We believe that a scheduled maintenance program is the best defense against costly repairs or replacements.The inorganic matter, sludge that accumulates in the bottom of the tank must be pumped out periodically. Several factors should be considered when deciding how often your septic tank needs to be serviced.
age of the system
number of occupants in the home
use of a garbage disposal
amount of laundry being done in the home.
PROTECT YOUR SYSTEM
Never drive or park over your system
Plant only grass over or near your drain-field to avoid damage from roots.
Make sure gutter downspouts are directed away from the drain-field.
Fix leaky toilets and faucets as soon as possible. Never waste water.
Use the toilet to flush only human waste.
Do not pour cleaner, medicines, oil, grease, paint, pesticides and other toxic products into the system.
Distribute your laundry loads over the week.
Consider composting rather than using a garbage disposal
Bacterial Additive Products
A septic system maintenance involves the bacteria necessary for solids digestion. Since bacteria killing products such as anti-bacterial soaps, detergents and cleaning fluids are used in every household, the bacteria must be replenished. If the bacteria are not replenished, the septic system will fill up with solid material and overflow into the absorption area, again causing the system to fail. In our experience, over the counter solutions are not properly formulated to meet today's needs.
With the application of our preferred Additive, PRO-PUMP, we introduce nature's biological process back into your present system's biological imbalance. Having the right bacteria is an essential part of the solution. Before and after a required pump-out, it is essential that sufficient bacteria be present within your system - to properly digest and liquefy the organic wastes in your septic tank or cesspool.
PRO-PUMP liquefies organic wastes and suspended solids. This facilitates drainage of the liquid into the subsoil. At the same time odors will be substantially reduced.
PRO-PUMP is non-toxic, non-pathogenic and is completely harmless to man, animal, marine and plant life. It is 100% safe to groundwater.