Unsewered developments, remote properties and older homes may rely on the use of septic tanks to dispose of household septic waste.
Although some areas will no longer permit the installation of a septic system, if mains waste-water disposal systems are not available, septic tanks are the most popular water-waste system used.
However, to handle household waste effectively, these systems need regular pumping and maintenance.
Septic tanks that are left unattended can be the culprit of serious and costly problems. As the system accumulates waste, the volume of the tank is reduced.
To prevent diseases and ensure a safe disposal of household waste, septic tank maintenance is critical. Sewage produces disease-causing parasites and microorganisms. These contaminates can be detrimental to your health and safety.
Irrespective of the size of your septic tank, regular maintenance will promote good health and contribute to financial savings. If you decide to sell your house, a system that hasn’t been maintained can affect property value.
Home septic tanks are not cheap. To minimize problems, homeowners should know when to have their septic tank pumped out.
Your home’s septic tank is a sealed round or rectangular container underground. You can locate your system through the original tank permits or by speaking with the team at Dump Truckers.
Although it cannot be seen from inside your home, there are sure signs that a septic tank requires scheduled or emergency maintenance. These include:
- Strong and unpleasant smells (rotten egg-like gas is common)
- Toilets and drains are struggling to clear
- Grass around septic tank area is darker green and thriving well
- Liquid waste overflows
- Wet areas near or on top of septic tank
If your septic tank hasn’t been pumped or maintained in the past 12 months, it may be time for a health check.