If you want to prevent problems with your septic systems, regular maintenance is the best thing you can do. The main septic system maintenance is pumping the tank, but other work is also needed. The entire system needs to be inspected, and minor issues might need to be addressed. The following septic system pumping and maintenance will prevent problems with your plumbing:
Removing Sludge (Tank Pumping)
The first septic maintenance task that needs to be done is removing the sludge from the tank. All the solid waste inside the tank needs to be removed to ensure there are not any problems. If there are foreign objects that have caused problems with the solid waste, they will also be removed when the tank is being pumped. Talk to the pump truck operator about any problems because some foreign options can be a problem when you have the tank pumped.
Inspecting the Condition of the Tank
There are components of your septic tank that can degrade and become damaged over the years. Therefore, it is going to need to be inspected after it has been pumped. The septic service can check the condition of the tank and components like baffles, inlets, and outlets. Some of the problems with these septic tank components can be repaired before the septic pump truck leaves.
Checking the Effluent Distribution
The distribution of the effluent from the tank to the drain field is another area of your system that needs to be inspected. Sometimes, there are systems with distribution boxes that help distribute effluent to the drain field evenly. These are areas of your system that can become blocked with solid waste when the tank is too full. A septic pump truck can remove solids that are blocking the distribution box and other pipes.
Addressing Minor Issues with Pipes
There may be various issues with the plumbing to your tank and the drain field. Therefore, your septic system needs to be inspected for minor issues with the pipes that may need to be repaired. If there are problems with the lateral lines, inlets, outlets, or other pipe connections, they need to be repaired. You can ask the septic pumping service if they can do these minor repairs to ensure your septic system is working properly.
The problems with your septic systems can be prevented with regularly scheduled pumping and maintenance. Contact a septic pumping service to make sure these things get done to prevent problems with your system.