Septic Maintenance

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Extend Your Septic System’s Life With Our Maintenance Services

Regular maintenance of your septic system will not only enhance its functionality but will also extend its life expectancy. Call the experts at DrainWorks when you need septic system maintenance services. Depend on us for exceptional workmanship.

The Importance Of Maintaining Your Septic System

Replacing a septic system is very expensive. Maintaining your septic system on a regular basis can save money or save you from expensive future repairs and replacements.

The minimal cost required to maintain your system can save or delay future expenses (up to $10,000) for a replacement system.

Health and Safety:
Inadequately-treated wastewater can pose significant health risks and can contaminate your wells, groundwater, and surface water.
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Prolong The Life Of Your Septic System With Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the key to extending the life of your septic system. It will also save costly future repairs. It will prevent sludge and scum from contaminating the drain field.

Home septic systems generally have two main components – a septic tank, where solid waste is stored, and an absorption area, where wastewater is treated.

The waste from the house drains into the septic tank and separates into three layers:
  • Solids settle to the bottom and decompose to form the bottom sludge.
  • Grease and oil (lighter than water) form a floating surface layer of scum.
  • The remaining wastewater, after the separation of sludge and scum, makes up the middle layer.
The wastewater leaves the septic tank and travels through the baffles. These baffles ensure that the wastewater is free of scum and sludge.

The wastewater travels to the drain field (gravel-filled trenches) where it gets treated. The soil acts as a biological and physical filter to remove harmful substances.

It is important to pump your septic tank regularly to remove the accumulation of the bottom sludge and surface scum. If the tank is not pumped regularly to remove these solids, then the tank will fill with sludge and scum.

When this happens, the solids will be washed out to the drain field, where they will quickly clog the soil and eventually lead to system failure. It's highly recommended to clean your septic tank every three to five years.

Rely on us for your septic tank pumping and cleaning needs. We provide 24/7 emergency services. Call us to schedule your service.
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Helpful Tips To Preserve and Maintain Your Septic Tank

  • Don't drive over your tank and drain field or compact the soil in any way.
  • Don't dig around the tank or drain field, build over it or cover it with a hard surface (concrete of asphalt).
  • Don't use a garbage disposal (or limit its use). Disposals increase the solids in your tank, so you have to pump your tank more often than normally recommended.
  • Make sure that you don’t flush coffee grinds, dental floss, disposable diapers, kitty litter, sanitary napkins, cigarette butts, condoms, fat, grease oil, paper towels, and hazardous chemicals (paint, varnish, or oil).
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