What Happens During a Septic Tank Cleaning?
Septic tank cleaning is mostly done by trained technicians. As the first step, they find out the tank location and open its lids. After that, the liquid level in the tank is noted, and the tank is checked for possible leaks and damages. If the fluid level is below the outlet pipe, you possibly have a leak in the system. In some cases, the liquid level may be above the pipe. This indicates a possible issue with your drain field.
After observing the liquid level, the technician puts a hose into the tank and begin to pump the waste out. This hose is often attached to a pump in a specially built truck which makes the vacuuming of the entire waste, both solids and liquids, from the tank into the truck easy. The whole process is monitored and checked by the technician to ensure that there is no backflow from the outlet pipe. Once the pumping is over, the tank will again be inspected for damages such as cracks or leaks.
What are the precaution measures which can increase the life of your septic system?
You can add years to the life of your septic system if you use it carefully. Here are some of these precaution measures.
- Never dispose of garbage to your septic tank. If you already have installed a garbage disposal system at your home reduce its use. Garbage disposal systems dump too much debris and food waste to your tank and can interfere with the proper functioning of your system.
- Preserve water. Reduce the amount of water you use. For this, make sure to install water fixtures that are low-flow and repair all faucet leaks immediately.
- Keep an eye on what goes into the system. Don’t put paper towels, grease, solvents, cigarette butts, sanitary products, coffee grounds, or chemicals into your system.
How Often Do You Need To Empty A Fauquier VA Septic Tank?
According to experts, a septic tank cleaning should be done every 3 to 5 years. This makes it easier for the technicians to remove the hardened solid waste at the bottom of the tank. As a matter of fact, the longer you wait to get your septic system cleaned, the thicker and harder the sludge becomes and the tank will become much harder to clean.
Why choose SES Mid Atlantic for your septic tank cleaning?
SES Mid Atlantic has been innovating, fixing and maintaining septic tanks since 1987. Therefore, we can help you to select the right septic system for your needs. We also have the right equipment and skilled technicians who can do the job effectively for you. So in case, you have questions regarding your septic tank installation or maintenance, make sure to give us a call. We would be happy to help.