Since solids will continue to build up at the bottom of the tank, it is imperative that the "septic tank be pumped out periodically." Remember, sludge is not biodegradable if it's not pumped out, sludge will accumulate until it overflows. The frequency of pumping out will depend primarily on the amount of wastewater that goes [...]
It is important to get the septic tank cleaned before the sludge level gets high enough so that any of the solid material at the bottom, or the semi-solid scum at the top can flow out into the drainage field. This will quickly clog the drainage pipes and the soil into which they drain. Make [...]
As communities grow more crowded and awareness of the impact of one home upon another, regulatory authorities have begun to pay more attention to the proper maintenance of each individual property. One factor under scrutiny is the septic system. Rather than leave it up to the homeowner to decide how often to clean and pump [...]
Your septic system does have potential health concerns for you and your family. Accidents due to noxious gases have occurred. Other than the routine maintenance that is described to you by your septic professional, all your additional septic system needs should be discussed with a professional before you attempt to perform them yourself.