When 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.
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. Continue Reading →