If you have a septic tank, ensuring regular maintenance is key to the long-term health of your system. The No. 1 cause of early septic system failures is a lack of pumping and maintenance.
When a septic tank system is not maintained, solids in the tank will build up and flow into the drain field. This will clog the soils, prevent water from absorbing, and clog up the system.
Regular maintenance fees every 3 to 5 years aren’t that expensive, but you could easily spend tens of thousands digging up and replacing a failed septic system. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Systems do vary from one another due to tank size, wastewater volume being produced, system design, and soil, but all require maintenance. The bottom line is to prevent solids from being discharged beyond the septic tank into the remaining components of the system.
Is your septic tank in need of maintenance? Our Wilson septic service provides you with experienced pumping and cleaning specialists. Call Creech's Plumbing today at (252) 262-2708 or contact us online to get started!
How Often Should a Septic Tank Be Pumped?
Most tanks have space available for 3-5 years of accumulated sludge before they stop functioning as designed. It is recommended to have scheduled routine pumping before the limit dates to avoid leaving your septic tank in an unsalvageable condition, leading to permanent damage and a costly repair.
Our pumping service includes:
- Extraction from both your septic tank's inlet and outlet sections, not just one end.
- Cleaning the filter on the outlet side of the septic tank if one is present.
- Inspection of the distribution box if accessible.
Signs You Need to Hire a Wilson Septic Service
- Wastewater backing up inside the house
- Gurgling noises when flush or drain water
- Bright green, spongy grass on the drain field, even during dry weather
- Pooling water or muddy soil around your septic system or in your basement
- A strong odor around the septic tank and drain field
- Haven't had your tank pumped in the last 3 years
How Do Septic Systems Work?
There are several different septic systems, each with its design. It consists of these main parts: the septic tank, distribution box, and the drain field. All water from your home goes through a single pipe below the ground that flows to the septic tank. The septic tank is a buried, water-tight container usually made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene.
Its job is to hold the wastewater long enough to allow solids to settle down to the bottom, forming sludge, during the oil and grease float to the top as scum. As wastewater enters the septic tank, an equal amount will exit the tank from the other side. As wastewater leaves the tank, it travels to the distribution box and distributes evenly into the drain field. Incoming water is then absorbed through the soil and cleaned by natural means.
Contact Creech's Plumbing today to learn more about our Wilson septic services!
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