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Apr 12

Septic Systems

You do not only own your home; but as a homeowner, you are responsible for a correctly-designed, soundly- constructed and properly- maintained septic system. Proper maintenance of your septic system is important for the following reasons; to provide long-lasting and effective condition of your household wastewater, to prevent contamination of the groundwater which is the source of your drinking water, to save money that can be used to pay for expensive repair or replacement, to insure high valuation of your home in case you want to sell it in the future, and to guarantee that your septic system works properly throughout its service life.

Get the best septic service for your system by hiring a professional who will provide regular septic inspection and tank maintenance. It is advisable to have your septic system inspected once every 3 years and your tank pumped every 3 to 5 years, or recommended by the inspector. Your service pro will inspect for leaks in your septic tank, as well as the amount of sludge layers and scum. Look for a high quality professional service that is reliable and offers competitive rates.

There are four reasons for the frequency of pumping your septic tank, the size of your tank, the number of residents in the household, the amount of wastewater generated, and the volume of solids in the wastewater.

Use water efficiently since the more water a household conserves, the lesser water enters the septic system. Economizing the use of water improves the operation of the septic system and reduces the risk of breakdown. A good idea is to replace your existing toilet with a high-efficiency model that can save more water. You can use faucet aerators to reduce the amount and volume of water entering your septic system. Even small drops of water from a leaking faucet will add gallons of water unnecessary to your system daily. You must conduct regular check-up of water sources to stop leaks.

Hiring a septic service professional is your best option to fix big septic problems. Fortunately, a little maintenance can go a long way in avoiding future problems. Check Top Septic Service for options.