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5 Septic Tank Issues You Should Be Aware Of November 7, 2018

Kerrville, Kerr
5 Septic Tank Issues You Should Be Aware Of, Kerrville, Texas

Septic tanks are responsible for routing wastewater away from a house or business. Afterward, this substance will flow through percolated pipes into an adjoining drain field where it is filtered naturally into several categories to avoid contaminating groundwater. While this process might not be one we think about regularly, it plays an essential role in our daily lives and the health of our community. Here is a closer look at some of the problems that can affect this delicate system and why septic cleaning is so important.

Common Causes of Septic Tank Damage

1. Additive Use

Certain products claim to break down the sludge in septic tanks; however, the only real way to remove solid waste is with regular septic cleaning from a reliable service. Using additives disrupts the natural bacteria balance in the tank which can eventually cause system failure. Keep cleaning chemicals out of your tank for the same reason.

2. Flushing Non-Biodegradable Products

septic cleaningFlushing any non-biodegradable items such as feminine hygiene products, cotton balls, or cigarette butts can cause liquid levels in the tank to rise too quickly, often resulting in floatable solids leaking into the drain field at the end of the wastewater's circuit. Tanks that clog from too many non-biodegradable products also run the risk of backing up into household sinks and drains, among other problems.

3. Water Overuse

Using too much water every day or week interferes with the process of solid matter sinking to the bottom of the tank, allowing it to, instead, float as it leaves the septic system component and potentially contaminate groundwater. Doing multiple loads of laundry in one day, for example, is a way to overload the tank.

4. Lack of Septic Pumping

Septic cleaning is recommended every two to five years depending on use. Routine pumping prevents the tank from becoming overloaded with waste and possibly cracking and leaking. It also prevents household drain backups and flooded drain fields.

5. Vehicle Damage

Not knowing the location of your septic tank can mean parking over it unwittingly. With most cars weighing more than 3000 pounds, this pressure could cause your unit to crack, which may lead to a variety of costly, hazardous problems.

 

Keep your tank in great condition with regular septic cleaning from A1 Septic Cleaning Service. The locally-owned company serves residential and commercial clients throughout Kerrville, TX, and the surrounding areas, and is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Call (830) 928-5846 today to schedule an appointment or visit the team online for a complete service list. Like the Facebook page for more helpful tips.

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