Septic and Drain Cleaning, How to Know When is It Time? – Smithville, NC
Do you know when the last time your septic system was cleaned? Last year? Three years ago? Longer?
At the very minimum, Septic system cleaning is recommended every three years. If you have a high-volume system, then annually is ideal. I there an odor? Is the odor becoming more prevalent? Is your drain field accumulating water? If the answer to yes or if other issues are occurring, then contact Brantley Septic. (252) 478-3721
Brantley Septic offers high-quality, trusted septic & drain cleaning service to Smithville, NC residential and commercial customers. From cleaning and maintenance septic systems to repairs and installation, Brantley Septic is experienced in everything your septic system may need.
Septic & Drain Cleaning Service Smithville
Surprisingly, septic cleaning and septic pumping, are essentially the same. Pumping is the regularly performed act of removing liquid and floating solids/sludge. Septic cleaning is a little more involved. Septic cleaning removes water and compacted sludge from the bottom of the tank.
Did You Know? On average, a two bath/three occupant home produces 250 to 300 gallons of wastewater daily! What does this mean? A neglected septic system can rapidly become a neighborhood health hazard and an expensive problem.
Predictable Signs of Failure with Your Smithville Septic System
If your septic system is failing, there are typically one or more signs in advance:
- Abnormally green or thick grass growing around the leaching area
- Toilets or drains that are backed up or run slower than usual
- Sogginess in the ground around the septic tank or leaching area
- Surface flooding of sewage around the septic system
When a complete cleaning of the septic system, in your Smithville home or office, is required, it is normal for the treatment to contain a high bacterial content to battle the increased use of hand soaps, hand sanitizers, and other chemical-filled household products. Cleaning the system with a high bacterial content neutralizes the anti-bacterial properties of the household cleaners, resulting in a septic tank returning to its original purpose.
High bacterial content cleans recommended to be only attempted by professionals due to the potentially harmful bacteria and gases in a septic tank. The best thing you can do to ensure proper maintenance of your septic system is to create a ‘septic schedule.’ A septic cleaning schedule will allow you never to let the cleaning go for too long and run the risk of ruining the tank or the system.
When you contact Brantley Septic, our friendly and helpful staff is available to answer all your questions. Give our Smithville team a call today to learn what we can do for you. We look forward to doing business with you! (252) 478-3721