Own a septic tank in Northern Virginia? You’ll want to put “septic tank pumping” on your home care list before winter. That’s because septic tank pumping before the hard freeze can go a long way to preventing the damage that occurs when a septic tank and its lines freeze.
If you’ve already had your septic tank pumped, what else can you do to prevent a freeze in your septic lines? Do a thorough inspection of your faucets, furnace, and any other area in your home that may produce small leaks or drips into the septic lines. These small leaks or drips can freeze and cause a buildup of ice in your septic lines.
You also want to use your septic system frequently in the winter. If you are going to be away for longer than a few days, have a friend come over to do some laundry, flush your toilets, and run the faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms (again, make sure that there is nothing left dripping.)
If you’re reading this because you think that your septic tank or lines has frozen, please call the experts at SES Mid Atlantic LLC. Thawing your septic lines or septic tank is not a DIY project. You can cause the situation to go from bad to worse – quickly.
If you have any questions about septic tank pumping to prevent septic tanks from freezing in Northern VA, please call SES Mid Atlantic LLC., SES offers 24-hour emergency response for septic system malfunctions. We’ve been inspecting, servicing, maintaining and repairing septic systems for residential and commercial customers in Northern Virginia since 1987.