You have a septic system and now you’re wondering why you need to have your septic tank pumped. Maybe it has been years since you have had it done, or you are unsure of how long it has been. We do this with our Hydrovac setup.
There are lots of critical reasons to keep your septic system well maintained. Municipalities and provincial governments are educating the general public on the subject and recommending more frequent septic tank pumping.
It is very important to understand how your house waste water treatment system works and why it needs to be pumped on a regular basis.
Septic systems are designed to recycle the wastewater produced in your home or business back into the surrounding environment. Without proper maintenance of your system it can be dangerous for your family, pose a threat to public health or the environment, and affect neighbouring property owners.
There are two components of the septic system: a septic tank and a septic field, which is sometimes called a leaching bed or a tile bed. A septic tank is a buried, watertight container usually made of concrete, fibreglass, or polyethylene. It holds the waste water long enough to allow solids to settle out and oil and grease to float to the surface. It also allows partial decomposition of the solid materials.
Performing routine septic tank maintenance goes a long way in preventing septic system failure. It’s recommended that septic tanks are cleaned every 2 to 5 years – we can help with this. Call us for more information.