It is easy to assume that your septic tank will continue to function smoothly for years without any problems. It can be true but only if you pump it regularly. Without proper pumping and maintenance work, the septic tank is bound to malfunction sooner than later. Repairs can cost you a great deal of money. You can face other problems too due to issues related to your septic tank.
Here’s how septic tank pumping can save you money.
Regular pumping can keep the septic system running smoothly
Your septic tank is bound to fill to the brim some time. When it does, you will need to pump it. Failure to do so can cause the wastewater to overflow. Cracks can appear inside the tank due to excessive sludge inside it. Excess sludge can also clog the pipes leading to the drainfield. These problems can cost you money. You cannot even avoid the repairs forever. So, it is best to schedule the regular pumping of the tank to save money.
Regular pumping can bring potential problems to light
Septic tank cleaning professionals inspect the tank before and after cleaning it. Such inspections can bring to the fore any repair work required on the tank. Timely repairs can save you money by taking care of the problems before they become huge.
Service providers can check for roots inside the tank. Roots can cause cracks inside the tank and even clog the system. They can also check for non-disposal items inside the tank, which can cause extensive damage to the septic system. Many households carelessly dispose of grease, fuel, paint, and chemicals down the kitchen drain. Items like sanitary napkins and diapers are also at times flushed down the toilets. Such careless habits can clog and damage the septic system.
Technicians can remove such items during the regular pumping work; thereby protecting your septic system.
Such protection is not possible without regular pumping work. Clogs and cracks can cause so much damage that you will need to shell out considerable money to repair it. There is also the risk of backups when the septic tank is not pumped-out regularly. The wastewater can backup into your toilet drains and overflow into your house. It will not only damage the toilet, drains, and the flooring inside the house but also contaminate your house with deadly germs. You will then need to shell out money on emergency plumbing. You will also need to decontaminate the house professionally; leading to more expenses.
Without regular pumping, wastewater can overflow into your yard and damage it. You will need to shell out on repairing the yard. Wastewater can also seep inside the soil quickly and contaminate the groundwater. You will need to shell out a great deal of money to decontaminate the water sources. You may be even fined by the authorities for contaminating the neighborhood water supply.
Regular inspection work also includes cleaning the filter and replacing it if needed. You will also avoid missing the scheduled date for the pumping due to regular inspections.
Regular pumping can keep your septic tank in good health
Septic tank pumping and cleaning work are quite extensive. Once the sludge, waste, and wastewater are pumped-out from the tank, it is cleaned thoroughly with water jets. It helps to remove all kinds of gunk from inside the tank. Live bacteria are added to the tank, which helps in processing solid waste.
Overtime; the bacterial population can lessen due to chemicals entering the tank via the kitchen or toilet wastewater. The use of unclogging chemical solutions is common in households. But this can ultimately damage the pipes and even disrupt the balance of bacteria inside the septic tank. Lack of bacteria can interfere with the breaking down process of the solids, which can increase the foul odor inside the tank. The wastewater can then become even more toxic; increasing the risk of contamination on your property. The bacteria can only be replaced as needed during the pumping and maintenance work.
A healthy septic system won’t cost you much to maintain. By spending a few hundred dollars every few years, you can save thousands of dollars to replace a septic system.