What Are the Advantages of Septic System Pumping and Maintenance?

septic pumping advantagesWhen was the last time you scheduled a septic pumping, if ever? Neglecting routine maintenance can cause problems down the road. As you will see, the advantages of septic pumping go well beyond clog prevention.

Septic Pumping Benefits at a Glance

With respect to septic upkeep, homeowners tend to have an ‘out-of-sight-out-of-mind’ mentality. This attitude may keep you from experiencing the advantages of an annual cleaning. Regular pumping keeps the water clean. A backed-up septic could potentially contaminate the freshwater supply. Maintenance ensures bacteria and other harmful effluent stay out of the water the household uses on a daily basis. Thus you benefit by staying healthy.

Prevents Odors

A properly running septic system disposes wastewater into the leach/drain field. A backup can cause the waste to overflow into the soil, creating boggy and unsanitary areas. This also leads to foul odors similar to rotten eggs and sewage. It can also create a miasma known as sewer gas, which consists of methane and ammonia gas from household waste. The smell is not unlike sour mayo and is quite puke-inducing.

Increase Property Value

If you’re putting your home on the market, you can bet the septic system’s health will influence the property value. Home buyers do not wish to inherit a house with a septic system in disarray. A real estate agent evaluating your home will most certainly recommend OSS inspections to boost property value.

Regular pumping, every one or two years, is also a lot cheaper than a repair or entire replacement.

We Do Pumping for Bellingham Homes

Every now and then, your septic system can use a good emptying. The same goes for grease traps for Bellingham businesses. Contact Lil John Sanitary Services if your property is connected to a septic system rather than to the municipal sewer line. We cannot overstate the benefits of septic pumping.

Septic System Pumping for Bellingham Residences

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