Septic Tank Pumping Lilburn GA
When should I pump the tank? Will additives help breakdown the solids?
Septic Tank Pumping Lilburn GA. should take place every 3-5 years and do not use septic tank additives, commercial septic tank cleaners, yeast, sugar, etc. These products are not necessary and some may be harmful to your system. Only pumping and cleaning routinely can insure a happy septic tank. Solids that build up in the tank and are allowed to pass from the septic tank may clog the absorption field, and cause permanent damage and premature failure. Keeping solids out of the field not only prevents clogging, but also reduces potential expensive repairs or replacement costs and helps ensure the ability of the soil to effectively treat the waste-water.
Improvement/ Additions To My Home Or Property: Will My Septic System Be Effected ?
As a matter of fact, yes. Your septic system was designed to fit your property and the particular house you bought. Before you consider adding an extra bedroom or office, swimming pool or other addition, consult your septic inspection report and the local health department. Any foundation structure including decks, pools and garages must not cover or interfere with the septic system. The tank and lines must be accessible for maintenance and repairs. There is an area on your property reserved for future repair. Both the area where the system is now and the future repair area must not be disturbed nor have any structures put upon them.
Tips To Avoid Trouble
Have your tank pumped out and the system inspected every 3-5 years by Affordable Septic Service.
Conserve water to avoid overloading the septic tank system. Be sure to repair any leaky faucets or toilets. Use low- flow fixtures. Do not use septic tank additives, commercial septic tank cleansers, yeast, sugar, etc. These products are not necessary and some may be harmful to your system. Learn the location of your septic tank and absorption field. Keep a sketch of it handy for service visits. Don’t allow anyone to drive/park over any part of the system or put any foundation structures on the septic tank or field. The area over the absorption field and tank should be left undisturbed with only mowed grass cover. Roots from nearby trees or shrubs may clog and damage your drain line. Check with the Gwinnett County Health Department if you have a garbage disposal to make sure that your septic system can accommodate this additional waste. Your septic tank is not a trashcan. Do not put disposable diapers, sanitary napkins tampons, condoms, paper towels, plastics, etc. down the drain or toilet. Also, do not use the septic system to dispose of fats, greases, and harmful chemicals. Divert roof drains and surface water flow away from the septic system. Do not make or allow repairs to your septic system without obtaining the required health department permits. Use licensed septic contractors only.