Maintenance and Inspections
Maintenance and Inspections
Food disposal is a common reason for a quickening of buildup in your tank, which will necessitate routine maintenance and inspections. The food disposal doesn’t break down food well enough to allow these particulates to pass through the septic tank filter. In fact, it’s been shown that food particles can increase the amount of solids in the tank by up to 50%.
Please read on to find out more about our maintenance and inspection services for septic tanks in the Clarington area:
Warning Signs of Your Septic System
It can be difficult to monitor the symptoms of a system failure when you can’t always see the direct effects of what you put down the drains. Be on the lookout for some of these signals that your system is malfunctioning.
- Sinks and bathtubs drain slowly
- Wastewater gurgling back up in the drains
- A foul odor around the septic tank or field
- Vibrant and lush grass near the drainfield, especially in adverse weather conditions
- Pools of water near the septic tank
Why You Need Maintenance and Inspection Services
Sludge builds up inevitably over time and when it does, it significantly slows down the process of bacterial decomposition inside your tank. Depending on the size of your tank, you can go 2-5 years before the sludge needs to be pumped. Regular septic tank pumping is a cost-effective solution to a toxic system failure.
If you are unsure when your tank was last pumped, it is recommended that you get your septic tank pumped as soon as possible so that we can advise you on the efficiency of your system as well as the timetable for your next maintenance date.
Don’t Tackle This Yourself
Occasionally we notice homeowners will be tempted to remove the effluent filter due to continually clogging and cleaning. We advise extreme caution and never recommend our clients remove this filter. This filter is the safeguard mechanism to ensure your perforated pipes don’t get clogged and your fields don’t get overrun by harmful inorganic waste material.
Hiring Our Professional Service
What can you expect when you call for an inspection? We’ll let you know if your tank is at the appropriate capacity to withstand the size of your household, how often your tank needs to be cleaned, the quality of upkeep on your system withstanding, and whether we can add any beneficial bacteria to help your system operate more efficiently.
The professionals at Advanced Septic Solutions are fast acting and will respond immediately to assist you with any septic emergencies. Our cleaning tank systems are environmentally friendly and we properly dispose of all waste from the site. Whether you have a backed up drain that needs to be unclogged or a routine pumping for your septic tank, we come on site with the proper tools to work cleanly and efficiently.