If you’re like most homeowners, you aren’t concerned with your septic system until something happens. Add to that the fact that many people don’t know exactly what a septic tank is. Like most other things around your home, the more you know, the better prepared you’ll be to deal with any issues. Here are some basic facts about septic tanks from DLC Septic Systems.
What is a septic tank?
Your septic system is made up of many pipes. The actual tank itself is a watertight box that holds your household waste. Septic tanks are most often found in rural areas where residents aren’t able to access municipal sewer service.
What are some signs your septic tank needs repairing?
Beloved writer Erma Bombeck is famous for saying that the grass is always greener over the septic tank. While this is certainly true, a rapid increase in the amount of grass and other plant life growing on top of your septic system and septic line is a sign that something may be wrong. Of course, bad smells and the appearance of raw sewage mean that you should call a septic company immediately.
How can I avoid septic tank repairs?
Scheduling routine septic tank pumping is the best way to avoid repairs. Keeping up with this maintenance allows you to find problems before they turn into a real mess. Pumping also prevents your system from getting too full. If your septic tank overloads, it’s guaranteed to be an unpleasant situation. Should you need to schedule regular servicing, give us a call today and see how we can help you.