Homeowners typically choose a septic system installation as opposed to being connected to a public sewer system because they live in a rural area or in a community that is small enough that access to a public sewer system is not available. These wastewater treatment alternatives are designed to do what a public sewer system does but, on-site at your home rather than off-site.
Basically, a septic system is comprised of two parts a septic tank and a drain field. The septic tank is where all of the plumbing from the fixtures in the home diver the used water. Inside the tank a natural process of enzymatic breakdown occurs to treat the liquid waste and the solid waste stays in the tank and is pumped out once every three to five years.
Unfortunately, it happens several times per year that a septic system begins to leak sewage into the soil of the homeowner’s property because due to negligence. While septic systems are very durable and built to last for decades, if they are not properly maintained or cared for, the integrity of the system will breakdown and the result is almost always a leak.
Properly caring for a septic system means having a professional plumber perform regular maintenance service. These appointments should be scheduled annually and should involve the following:
- Measure solids. Your septic tank should be pumped once every 3 to 5 years depending on the volume of waste that is generated by your household. During a routine maintenance appointment our technician will measure the level of solids in your tank and provide you with a pump schedule
- Check for signs of blockages or clogs. If your system is showing signs of poor water flow, foul odors, or backup of sewage in your basins you likely have a clog or blockage. 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 non-biodegradable materials are flushed down the toilet or rinsed down the drain and diverted to the septic tank, they can begin to weaken the integrity of the tank and cause cracks or leaks. Also, if your septic tank is installed in poor or loose soil any disruption to the soil can cause the tank to shift and the lid could possibly crack or dislodge.
The expert septic plumbers at Call Clint Plumbing have been providing Middletown area homeowners with thorough and efficient septic services for years. As you can imagine, there are many intricacies involved in a septic system and, because of the delicate nature of the materials processed by the system, it is important that only a trained and experienced plumber provide septic services.
Each member of our team has extensive knowledge about all sizes, ages, and types of septic systems. We have the equipment to quickly diagnose any repair needs, the training to professional install a new system and guarantee the integrity, and the experience to provide annual maintenance. We are experts in septic systems that require special attention due to being installed on small lots, in poor soil, or near protected watersheds and are well-versed in all of the additional regulations and laws applicable to these systems.