Process And Benefits Of Septic Tank Repair

by Eva Braughly Freelance Writer/Blogger


A big portion of the sewage system utilizes the septic tank. A lot of experts are debating the frequency of septic pumping for several years. Some people claim that even though they haven’t pumped their septic tanks yet, it still works properly. Others tried to make a universal pumping policy for the septic tank. Some tried to become regulators and tried to balance the two sides. The advice is to have your septic tanks pumped every two to 3 years. Having a septic tank repair would benefit you in the long run.

For a homeowner, some ways will assist you in estimating your septic pumping schedule. An example is that an average house that has a family of 4 with four bedrooms may need to install a 1,200 or 1,500-gallon sort of tank. This type of tank is required to be pumped once every 2 to 5 years.

How can a tank be pumped?

You can hire a professional to examine your septic system. This person would check if it's the proper time to do the pumping maintenance and take away the sludge from your tank. The expert would check the scum layer between the sludge and the liquid away from the outlet pipe that leads onto the leach field.

The process begins when there's a tanker truck with a vacuum tool. The technicians will insert an outsized hose into the tank. The access is formed possible through a manhole once the duvet is opened. The truck will suck out the septic tank’s contents. A technician will stir the contents of the tank employing a muckrake that will break the solids and blend them with the liquid waste to form the method more efficiently.

The process of pumping your septic tank requires expert contractors to pump it. You must hire experienced and efficient tank professionals to make sure that the work is completed properly. To completely remove all of the waste inside the septic tank, the layer of scum needs to be choppy. The sludge layer is mixed into the tank’s liquid portion. The blending of all the scum and wastewater is completed through the alternate liquid pumping and re-injecting the liquid to the bottom part of the system, removing the sludge.

The access for pumping your septic tank is made possible by two central access ports that are called manholes. The tank pumping isn't done through the inlet or outlet ports. Pumping the tank through these ports may damage the yield and baffles which results in incomplete removal of the scum and sludge.

The utilization of additives on the tanks to scale back the sludge’s volume or use it as a substitute for pumping isn't advisable. Being hooked into additives rather than a standard pumping could lead to the whole system failing ultimately. The prices for a pumping procedure may start from $200 to $500. The value depends on the region and size of the tank.

Benefits of Regular Septic Tank Repair and Maintenance

Early Detection of Septic System Problems

When a contractor comes to pump the tank, they would often inspect and check everything that is in your septic system. These details may include looking for any growing blockages within the pipes and cracks within the tank. Regular inspections allow the contractor to identify any small issue in the system. Once detected, the contractor can fix it before it becomes a much bigger issue, leading to costlier and riskier problems.

Keeping Your Costs Low

Many homeowners postpone septic tank repair due to the false belief that it is expensive. Regular maintenance costs you quite a sum of money but a full-blown repair is more costly. Malfunctioning and overfilled septic systems are difficult to fix, but problematic issues can be prevented with regular pumps. 

Prevention of Slow Draining Process

Many people believe that slow drains happen due to hair and debris clogs. While these sorts of clogs are often the source of draining problems, what most people don’t understand is having a full tank is often the culprit for drainage problems. Having your septic system pumped frequently will keep your drains flowing smoothly and stop stagnant water in your sinks and showers.

Prevent Sewage Backups

If your septic tank becomes full before it's pumped out, there is a high risk that the sewage will flow into the soil and will spill over into the yard. The worst part is the spill can flow inside your home. The most dangerous problem posed by raw sewage is that it brings bacteria, parasites, viruses, and dirt which can cause fatal diseases. Not only is it risky for your family’s health, but it is also unhygienic and causes a foul odor to permeate the entire house. Your family won't be able to eat or sleep with all the nasty raw sewage and bad smell invading the house.

If your tank becomes too full, it can pose a hazard to your home. An overfilled tank will begin to spill into your yard. Any direct sewage exposure can cause some serious diseases such as hepatitis A and Leptospirosis. Regular maintenance prevents this harmful waste to be pushed out of your system and keeps your family safe.

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