Do’s and Don’ts
In areas where no sewer is available, residential homes use 1050-1500 gallon tanks with a drain field. The sewer comes from the home down line to the septic tank, where heavier solids settle to the bottom of the tank to form a sludge layer. Lighter solids, grease, and oils float to the top to form a scum layer. The liquid (wastewater) flows from the tank into the drain field. Filters help to keep sludge & scum from entering the field. Pumping is probably the single most important thing you can do to protect your system.
Your tank should be pumped every 3-5 years. You may experience bubbling in the toilets, slow draining showers, and toilets, or backup in tubs
You may find backup in your yard. If the septic tank is not draining, it causes backup inside
Video inspections are used to locate possible line breaks or root intrusion or source of clogs.
Once the sewer system becomes available to you, the septic tank can be abandoned and we can connect your home to the sewer system. The sewer pipe is installed and will run from your home to the sewer tap.
You will need a pump, crush and fill tank, and the permits required. As the homeowner, you are responsible for blocked sewer lines from the house to clean out. At that point, it becomes an issue for the local water & sewer companies.
Among other things, we use jet lines to clear blockages. We can also provide septic inspections at the purchase or sale of your home.