The system used by your home to remove wastewater from bathrooms, kitchens and more is not highly visible, but it is crucial. Because many homeowners don’t exactly like to think about their septic system, often times regular maintenance of this system goes by the wayside. Today here on the Freedom Septic Service blog, we wanted to share some tips with our readers about how to determine that there’s an issue with their plumbing system that they may want to look into.
This Q&A article published by The Prescott Valley Tribune discusses a number of operation and maintenance techniques for septic systems. As the contractor writing the response rightly points out, what a homeowner doesn’t know about his or her septic system can very well hurt.
Many believe that septic additives can improve the service life of their wastewater systems, and these products are certainly marketed as such. However, it should be noted that chemical additives can leach into the ground around the septic system, creating a toxic environment. Many biological additives are safe for use, but homeowners should consult with professionals in the field beforehand.
Once a year, a service technician should perform an inspection of a home’s septic system to ensure that it’s working properly. There are a number of symptoms of a malfunctioning septic system that should raise an immediate red flag, however. Any backup in the home’s plumbing, sewage odors around the house or yard as well as mushy ground above the septic tank may be signals that there is a problem, which needs to be fixed.
There are plenty of ways to ensure the long service life of your septic system without additives. The most important thing to remember is that only toilet paper and human waste should be disposed of through a toilet; anything else can cause clogging or backups. Conserving water usage within the home can keep the system from becoming overloaded. Don’t drive over or place heavy lawn fixtures over the septic area, as this can create unnecessary pressure in the septic lines and contribute to leaks.
Freedom Septic Service is here to make sure that your home stays free of any unwanted waste. When you need to make sure that the plumbing in your house is taking away everything that it should, call us to schedule an inspection. We serve residents of Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Frederick County and more from our headquarters in Sykesville, MD.
Finally, summer is here. While we’re all basking in the warmth, taking in the rays, we must remember that summer doesn’t come without its pitfalls. Sometimes, things breaks when the weather gets nicer – you know, like a septic tank. Contaminated wells, untreated sewage discharging into streams and ditches, soft smell spot in your… Read more »
Rural Areas across the world do not have the luxury of being directly connected to sewer pipes and must rely on other means of store and disposing on their sewage. A couple of alternatives are septic tanks and cesspools. What is your best option? What makes them different? Take a few minutes to educate yourself… Read more »
Imagine you have planned the perfect day and everything is going according to schedule. Until you realize that you have planned a wedding in the middle of the woods, and there are no bathrooms! Don’t panic we have you covered! There are a couple options when it comes to your big day, just remember everything… Read more »
Most employees look forward to their company picnics. It is a time when everyone can have fun and let their hair down, while spending time with their families, as well as co-workers. Company picnics are great outings that include food, drinks, activities for the kids, plus sports and games for the adults. These outings are… Read more »
Rustic and Traditional weddings held in the outdoors make for a beautiful event that most won’t soon forget. With the outdoors, you can have the natural beauty of the elements, like a slight breeze or a red sunset. Moreover, the outdoor lighting offered by most venues is unequivocally gorgeous. However… not all venues, like… Read more »
The bathroom, and going to the bathroom, is one of the most necessary human needs. We often take the room itself, and having use of it, for granted. Let’s face it, no one really talks about the bathroom, and especially NOT, what we do when we’re in there. Many years ago, and still in some… Read more »
Septic systems are complex, and many people have mastered the art of DIY septic repairs, which leaves them delivering advice. Our advice is, don’t take advice from anyone other than a trusted professional with experience. When many people believe a theory to be fact, it becomes a myth, and then even more people start to… Read more »
How Do Grease Trap Work? Various establishments need grease traps for their large kitchens. Schools, businesses, and hospitality services use these traps to contain waste, grease, and other things that shouldn’t go down a drain. Some people, particularly restaurant workers, have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a full or broken grease trap. The… Read more »
The term “septic” refers to something infected and putrid, so it’s obvious that caring for your septic tank isn’t a pleasant task. As much as it stinks (pun intended), getting rid of the odor is a simple as routinely cleaning the tank, and installing great odor suppression products. The Trick to keeping everything smelling fresh… Read more »