Sources of Water You Must Divert From Your Septic System

Septic systems rely on a precise procedure to effectively process sewage treatment for Northern Virginia homes and businesses. A malfunctioning system is not only an unlawful environmental and health hazard for your family and neighbors, but also an expensive problem to correct.

To keep your septic system functioning properly, you must divert several sources of water away from your system. Excessive water around your system keeps the soil in the drain field from cleaning the wastewater. To control sources of water around your system:

  • Learn the location of your septic tank and drain field.
  • Divert storm drains, gutters, roof drains, house footing drains, and sump pumps away from the system.
  • Plan landscaping accordingly so that excess water does not sit on the drain field.

For more information on keeping your Northern Virginia septic system functioning efficiently and properly, contact Soils and Environmental Services, Inc. Based in Warrenton, Virginia, SES specializes in soil, petroleum, septic and water services. SES serves the Northern Virginia and Washington DC residential and commercial markets in such communities as Fairfax, McLean, and Great Falls.

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