Posts Tagged 'septic tank pumping'

Apr
15
2012

In the last blog, a case was made for owners of septic systems to become involved with monitoring the health of their system. One of the ways this can be done is to monitor the sludge and scum layer thicknesses in the septic tank. There are a couple of tools owners of septic systems can use to perform this task.

Apr
10
2012

We have been telling septic tank owners for months on this blog that one of the most important preventative maintenance tasks they can perform is to have their septic tank pumped at the appropriate time. So, get involved and monitor the depths of the scum and sludge layer. The knowledge you will gain will help you make better decisions down the road.

Dec
28
2011

Almost everyone has had to deal with hair clogging sinks, drains and septic system or sewer pipes at sometime in their life. It can be messy affair, take time and, in general, be a disgusting event to resolve. Why does hair cause so many septic tank problems when it goes down a drain?

Jul
20
2011

A septic system owner must take action and monitor their use of the system to ensure the septic tank performs its intended functions. One of the more subtle ways to do this is to eliminate the use of anti-bacterial soaps!

Jun
22
2011

How does one benefit from installing a septic tank riser? It makes all of the routine maintenance and troubleshooting tasks associated with septic tanks easier to execute.

Jun
7
2011

Over time, the organic solids settling on the bottom of the septic tank build up. By design, when this layer, called the sludge layer, reaches thirty percent of the maximum height of the tank’s wastewater capacity, the tank should be pumped.

Jun
2
2011

How do you know when to pump your septic tank? People in the septic system industry measure scum and sludge layer thicknesses with a product called a sludge judge, which cost about $75.

May
31
2011

How frequently should your septic tank be pumped? If you pump your tank too often you are wasting your money AND stressing your system. Pumping not frequently enough will lead to premature failure of your drainfield.

Mar
23
2011

So you have just discovered that your septic system is failing. More pumping or system replacement, however, are not your only options. You need to start asking questions and researching the alternative solution to septic system replacement.

Mar
3
2011

“Our septic system is leaking out onto the road below.” Pumping the septic tank will only provide temporary relief until the tank fills again. Installing a new septic system is very costly and is only a temporary solution; the new system is prone for a repeat failure.

Jan
28
2011

Have you ever considered how much you have invested in your septic system? Have you ever considered that your septic system has a finite life (without the implementation of an Aero-Stream® septic restoration product, of course)? These are questions most people never consider. If you do some thinking and calculating, however, you would be surprised […]

Dec
13
2010

Every year, more people become aware of the benefits of hand washing in an attempt to avoid sickness, especially during the peak flu months. Department of Health officials appropriately encourage proper hand washing as a preventative measure to becoming ill from viruses and bacteria that can be transferred between humans via handshakes or devices. Is […]