Many homes and buildings rely on a septic tank system to get rid of the wastewater. A septic tank is an underground concrete, fiberglass, or plastic chamber where the domestic waste and wastewater is flushed for storage and collection. The chambers separately divide the waste residue and the wastewater in a way that prevents the chambers from overflowing in a short period of time.
To keep the septic system running efficiently, a service professional should inspect your septic system every year. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, household septic systems should be pumped every 3-5 years by a septic service professional.
A septic service provider will inspect the system for leaks and check the scum and sludge layers in the tank. Maintaining these records about potential or existing leaks, scum levels, and possible damage, can help in creating a regular maintenance schedule.
When the septic system is serviced, the service provider will also clean or replace the filter that prevents solids from entering the drain field.
The service professional will note the repairs needed and completed as well as make notes about the tank’s condition in the service report.
Lack of regular septic system maintenance may lead to leakage, foul odors, and health problems. It would be wise to hire the services of septic tank professionals in Michigan to ensure efficient septic tank cleaning, drainage, repair, and maintenance services to prevent the problems mentioned above.
If you are looking for septic service or pumping installation in Oakland County, MI, call Shorty’s Sanitary Service at 248-332-6476.