Septic Pumping | What is a Septic Tank?
Your septic tank is a crucial part in ensuring that the waste from your house is handled properly. These tanks are underground water treatment structures, usually used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. Septic tanks divide the waste products from your home into solids, liquids, and scums, which are then treated and disposed of by a mixture of proven technology and nature. If you know you have a septic tank but are not sure where it is, you can:
– Check your property for lids or manhole covers
– Review your home’s design blueprints
– Contact DRAINPRO to assist you in locating it
Septic Pumping | Does Your Septic Tank Need Pumping?
Your septic tank is an integral part of your home, and it should be inspected regularly. The Ontario Ministry of the Environments recommends pumping your septic tank every 3-5 years, although this will vary depending on the size of your home and the amount of waste produced.
If you do not have your tank inspected and pumped regularly, your septic system may malfunction and overflow. This can cause sewage to flow to the ground surface, create backups in toilets and sinks, and/or release a strong odor around the vicinity of your home. If you notice:
– An unnatural, spongy green grass on your drain field (or anywhere on your property)
– Water pooling, or muddy soil in your basement
– Water pooling, or muddy soil around your septic system
– Wastewater backing up into household drains
Contact DRAINPRO ASAP to have your Septic Tank pumped
Septic Pumping | Don’t Wait on it!
Your septic system is a very important part of your home. Keeping it in order is crucial for keeping the environment around your property clean and free of waste. Keeping up with timely inspections and pumping will help you stay at ease with the status of your drainage system.