Public sewer treatment facilities are just one way to have the waste-water generated by your home treated and disposed of. In fact, for smaller communities or those that are very rural, there is no access to the public sewer system and therefor a septic system must be installed on-site.
Essentially, a septic system is a mini sewer treatment system that is designed only to treat the waste-water for that one home. A 500 to 1000 gallon septic tank is installed into the round and is then connected to all of the fixtures in the home.
When waste and waste-water is rinsed or flushed from a fixture inside of the home it finds its way to the septic tank, where an enzymatic process occurs and the waste is treated and broken down. However, if high volumes of damaging waste such as highly corrosive chemicals or unused medications are rinsed or flushed into the septic system, the enzymatic environment can be permanently damaged.
There are two main ways that a homeowner can ensure that they septic system does not develop a malfunction. These include being mindful of only flushing or rinsing septic friendly products, and, having annual maintenance performed on your system by a professional plumber. The team at Call Clint Plumbing has been providing Nanuet area residents with thorough and accurate septic services for years.
Our signature septic system maintenance visits include the following:
- 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.
Because a septic malfunction typically includes hazardous waste leaking into the environment, the EPA keeps close watch on installation and repair of these systems. Our team has been going above and beyond EPA regulations for years to make sure that all of our septic work is especially safe and thorough.
We are specialists in working on systems that are installed in problem areas including those that are close to watersheds or in poor soil. The EPA pays extra close attention to these systems and we have the training and the experience to easily adhere to all additional rules and regulations. Each member of our friendly team is dedicated to providing service that is beyond what is expected, because we want to make sure you are a customer for life.