For most Durham residents, the notion of pumping a septic tank is scary and something not thought off in the do-it-yourself project arena. If it was, which we do not recommend, then where would you take the waste for disposal? Disposal of septic tank waste is a very regulated process and should be left to professionals, such as Brantley Septic. A recent study found, roughly one-third of Americans a septic tank system for their home. The process for removal of waste from the home to the septic tank is not complicated. The waste travels through the pipe to the tank where the natural separation of particulates takes place through the power of gravity. Over time the tank fills and removal of waste is required. This process is known as septic tank pumping. Septic tank pumping Durham is highly important to the health of your septic system. Make sure your system is handled by the best company in Durham, Brantley Septic. (919) 404-9511
Durham Septic Tank Pumping
Pumping Your Septic Tank, why is it a Good Idea?
Microbials do an amazing job of breaking down the waste, however, the sludge and scum layers will build up in your tank. No matter how good your drain field is, your septic tank should be pumped out 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 Durham 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 Durham 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 waste water 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 Durham, regularly will prevent this type of situation and protect your family and home.
Therefore, it is in the best interest of your Durham 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 Durham team is ready to help. (919) 404-9511