Most homeowners don’t know a lot about the details of their septic system, and most would like to keep it that way. The best type of septic system is one that just works and you don’t have to think about it. A correctly installed Miami septic system will generally work on its own and doesn’t require much attention.
However, there are working components within the system and an internal environment in the tank which must be preserved to ensure it continues working properly. By applying a few simple maintenance standards to your septic system, you can ensure that it will continue to work properly and you can avoid big problems. While a septic system that works in the background without trouble is the best type, a septic system that is clogged or full will quickly cause inconveniences and costly damages.
Applying preventative septic maintenance and following a few simple rules will keep the tank, plumbing and drain field in full working order, so you don’t need repairs. Miami Dade Septic provides septic services to keep your system working properly and septic maintenance to make sure it stays that way.
As the system works in the background and doesn’t require much attention, the septic maintenance checklist is a short and easy one. The number one item on the list is regular septic pumping. Regular septic pumping the best thing that you can do to keep this essential system working correctly.
Septic tank pumping removes layers of grease and solids that build up along the bottom of the tank, which can cause it to fill faster and therefore filter less water. The buildup of solids in the tank can also cause clogs between the inlets, outlets, baffles and in the drain field. Regular septic tank pumping will also take pressure off the tank and preserve the integrity of the tank itself. A tank that stays full for a long period of time holds more weight and sits with more pressure than it was built to withstand for an extended time, which can cause cracks and weaknesses in the tank.
Pumping the tank regularly will prevent this extra stress and prevent any weak points in the tank from becoming damages. If the tank has been damaged due to eroding, nearby tree roots or other factors, regular septic pumping will also reveal these problems. Miami Dade Septic’s experts will look for damages to the tank or tanks, to the access point, baffles, inlets and outlets to ensure all components are working properly. If your tank is filling more quickly than it should, pumping the tank will show if there are cracks allowing runoff, and rainwater in the tank. If the tank is not holding water or water is not filtering into the drain field, there may be a crack in the tank allowing wastewater to seep through.
If any of these damages are present in the tank, Miami Dade Septic will find the problems while pumping the tank or during an inspection. An inspection is another way to make sure that your tank is performing optimally. When you move into a new home or if your septic tank has not been serviced regularly, a septic inspection will show if the tank or components need repairs or if the tank should be pumped. The septic inspector can also advise you on a regular schedule for pumping.