For most Bethesda homeowners, the idea of regular pumping of a septic tank is foreign and something rarely thought off and mentioned. If you decide to do-it-yourself, which we do not recommend, then where is your disposal location? Disposal of septic tank waste is a highly regulated process and should only be done by professionals, such as Brantley Septic. Surprisingly, a septic tank system is common in approximately one-third of American homes. The waste removal process from the home to the septic tank is simple. The waste travels through a pipe to the tank, where the natural particulate separation occurs by the power of gravity. Over time the tank fills and the removal of waste becomes necessary, through a process known as septic tank pumping. Septic tank pumping Bethesda is extremely important to the health of the septic system. Make sure your system is handled by the best company in Bethesda, Brantley Sepj2a3mtic. (252) 478-3721
Bethesda Septic Tank Pumping
Pumping Your Septic Tank, why is it a Good Idea?
Microbials do an astonishing job of breaking down the waste, however, the sludge and scum layers build up over time. No matter how good of a drain field you have, your septic tank requires pumping periodically. The rule of thumb is when the bottom of the floating scum layer is within 6 inches of the outlet pipe or when the top of the sunken sludge layer is within 12 inches. This is not something you can simply measure with the naked eye. Brantley Septic, and our Bethesda team, recommend your septic tank, or septic system, is checked annually. System inspections includes measuring sludge and scum levels, checking the system’s pipes and mechanisms and inspecting the drain field to make sure it’s percolating the effluent properly. The average septic tank system typically requires pumping everyone to three years.
Results of Not Pumping Your Bethesda Septic Tank
Neglecting regular pumping of the septic tank can cause a system overflow. Occasionally overflow can lead back to the house, where toilets and drains reverse fill with substances that are supposed to be in the septic tank. Overflow has also been shown to cause a sudden flow of unprocessed waste flooding the drain field. A sudden flow of wastewater can seep above ground, leading to a flooded yard and run-off into nearby water bodies like creeks and rivers. Below ground, this flood can result in tainted groundwater. When put together, the flood of waste can contaminate the water people use and drink, which possibly carries harmful bacteria and diseases like hepatitis. Pumping your septic tank, in Bethesda, regularly will prevent this type of situation and protect your family and home.
Therefore, it is in the best interest of your Bethesda family and home, to call a professional to pump the septic tank. Brantley Septic’s team is specifically trained to handle the waste and dispose of it at an approved processing facility.
Does your septic tank need pumping or your system need checking or maintenance? Contact Brantley Septic today! Our Bethesda team is ready to help. (252) 478-3721