Knowing when to schedule a draining and cleaning for your septic system depends on a number of factors. Most systems will perform well for three to five years between cleanings, but there are exceptions. How big is your tank? How big is your family? What types of materials are being flushed or washed down the drain? The answers to these questions will determine how quickly the solid matter in your tank builds up.
The traditional septic tank is designed to separate waste into three layers inside the tank. The top portion is made of lightweight materials — like hair and grease — while the bottom is made up of the heaviest elements entering your tank. The middle layer is liquid and comprises the waste filtered through the absorption field. As the bottom layer grows, the septic system becomes much less efficient at filtering the liquid waste.
Here are just a few reasons you may want to clean your tank more often than three to five years:
- Your septic system shows signs of damage.
- A caustic chemical has killed off your tank’s healthy bacteria.
- Extra activity in your home has created a significant increase in waste production.
Additionally, Mother Nature sometimes plays a hand in the health of your septic system. While well protected underground, floods and other natural disasters can fill drains and outlets with debris. Water contaminated with disease and pollutants can also flood the lowest levels of your home. It’s important to call in the experts whenever you’re preparing for septic tank pumping in Camillus, but it’s especially true during disaster recovery.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing has the experience to handle any of these situations and more. We have the equipment needed to completely empty your septic tank and safely manage the contents, from scum to sludge. Our licensed plumbers have the training and the tools to detect any type of wear or damage, giving you the option to make more affordable repairs and keep your system working well for as long as possible. Finally, we have the insurance to cover any mistakes that happen along the way. Can your homeowners’ insurance do the same?
It makes very little sense to take risks with sewage. The results can be devastating. Instead, invest in the area’s top experts in septic management. Make your appointment with Mr. Rooter Plumbing today.
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