What Is A Septic Tank & How Should I Maintain It?

If your home or business uses a septic tank, having an understanding of the function of your septic tank system is important in keeping it in good working order. However many people are not very aware of the process required to make it run correctly. They wait until the last moment to service their septic system and suddenly they end up with drains backing up into their buildiFast Affordable Septic Tank Repairs & Pumping in Ft. Myers, Naples, Pt. Charlotteng.

There are at least two important factors that keep a septic tank system running correctly. First it’s important that the bacterial action in the tank be sufficient to break solid matter down on a daily basis. Secondly, since there will gradually be a build-up of sludge in the bottom of the septic tank it is important not to let this build up to the point that the system fails. When a septic tank becomes overly filled with sludge or the bacterial action is no longer able to keep up with the requirement to break down solid matter, the sludge and solid matter will start draining into the drainage system of the tank.

This can potentially ruin your drain field which can be expensive. At the very least, the pipes leading to the drain field can clog. Clogged pipes cause waste water to back up into the toilet or shower and bath drains because there’s no place for it to go. If your having a plumbing backup emergency calling All Septic All Plumbing is the solution you’re looking for. However we encourage you to have affordable preventative septic inspections and affordable septic tank pumping routinely. Septic cleaning will give your tank a rest. Waste water and solid matter will gradually fill the tank again, and the bacterial action will have a fresh start and will function properly. Unless your drain field has been damaged, or the drain pipes leading to the drainage field have been plugged, your tank should operate correctly once again.

How often should you pump your septic tank?

Septic tank pumping will depend on the size of the tank itself and your level of usage. If you have a large family with many children you will need to pump the tank more often. Keeping the tank in good running condition requires that you not misuse your septic tank system. Anything that contains plastic, vinyl or rubber should never be flushed into the toilet. It may seem harmless to flush away such things as condoms, sanitary napkins, paper towels and disposable diapers but these things cannot be properly handled by your septic system. For expert septic cleaning in the South West Florida area All Septic All Plumbing.

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