Not every home has the option of being hooked up to a public sewer system. In fact, many homes that are located rurally don’t have access at all and must instead have a septic system installed. The EPA has reported that one in about four homes uses a septic system rather than public sewer access to treat sewage and wastewater.
There are two key components of a septic system; first, the septic tank catches all of the wastewater and waste that comes from the various fixtures throughout the home. When these materials are flushed or rinsed into the septic tank, they undergo a natural process of breakdown due to enzymes that exist in the tank. Once the enzymes have done their job, the now harmless water is pumped through the pipes of the drain or leach field and is slowly dispersed into the surrounding soil.
Without a septic system installed on their property, many homeowners would have no way of having wastewater treated, making the proper upkeep of a septic system a high priority. It has been reported by every year 20% of the septic systems installed nationwide will fail. Unfortunately, a septic system fail typically includes sewage leaking into the surrounding environment. A very important step that a homeowner must take to ensure the integrity of their septic system is to provide annual maintenance support. These service appointments should be done by a professional plumber with septic system experience and should include:
- Check for signs of blockages or clogs. Our technician will check the entire system from start to finish and locate the issue so we can then repair it or provide you with options
- Check the integrity of the tank. If your tank has been trying to manage materials that are not septic-friendly, there might be weakness in the walls of the tank. Also, if your tank is installed in loose soil and there has been any shifting, the lid or the seams of the tank may have shifted.
- Measure solids. Your septic tank should be pumped once every 3 to 5 years. When our technician is conducting routine service he or she will check the amounts of solid waste inside of your septic tank and will advise you on a pumping schedule.
At Call Clint Plumbing we have been trusted for years by Cold Spring homeowners to provide septic services. In fact, it is recommended to have maintenance checks annually and to have your tank pumped every three to five years. Most of our customers are repeat customers and come back to us each year for our signature customer care and superior service.
Whether your system need maintenance, installation, pumping, or repair we have the training and the tools to easily handle the job. Each member of our team is committed to maintaining extensive knowledge on the latest septic technology and techniques.
In fact, we specialize in working on difficult septic systems that require additional permits or knowledge of special regulations. You can trust that no matter what your septic needs or circumstances are, our Cold Spring Village team of exceptional plumbers will get the job done right the first time.