Resolve your household and commercial waste issues with expert septic system cleaning, grease trap pumping, or septic tank installation from Freedom Septic Service, Inc. located in Sykesville, Maryland. Our team provides a host of experienced services for locations ranging from private homes and schools to restaurants and public facilities. We are licensed and certified to install all septic tanks per the latest Maryland state guidelines. With the help of our capable hands, you can have a quality septic system installed or inspected today!
Septic Cleaning & Pumping
- Septic Tanks
- Dry Wells
- Holding Tanks
- Sand Mounds
- BAT Systems
- Pump Chamber Systems
Certified by the state of Maryland, we provide septic inspections for real estate transactions.
How Your Septic System Works
A septic system consists of a large underground tank, buried in your yard, and a soil absorption area. When wastes pass into the tank, the solids settle to the bottom while the liquid passes through a leaching system.
While bacterial action decomposes most of the solids, some inorganic and hard-to-decompose material remains, gradually filling the tank until the solids pass into and plug the leaching system. For this reason, septic systems should be well maintained to prolong the use of the system and avoid costly repairs. Other systems include pump chamber, sand mound and BAT systems.
Maintaining Your Septic System
In order to maintain your system, you need to know where it is. It is good to have a diagram of the system when it was installed. The previous homeowner or your local county health department may have a diagram or the location of the septic system. If all else fails, Freedom Septic can locate your system by selectively digging in your yard. There are several different types and sizes of septic tanks. Some are concrete, plastic, steel or cinder block. All septic tanks have a 6 inch clean out pipe and manhole cover. Many older septic tanks are buried completely, that’s when a diagram of your system is quite helpful. One or both of these openings need to be exposed when we come to pump and clean out your septic tank. Many newer septic systems have a riser for the manhole cover for easy access in maintaining your septic system. When pumping from a manhole versus pumping from the 6 inch clean out pipe, more solids are removed through the manhole because our hose can reach down into the septic tank. When pumping from the 6 inch clean out pipe from the surface, solids are much harder to pull through the pipe. Therefore leaving more sludge in the tank.
Septic Tank Map, Septic System Cleaning, Grease Trap Pumping, Septic Tank Installation in Baltimore, MD
- Pump Your System Every 2 Years
- Limit Grease Discharge
- Use Only Biodegradable Products
- Limit Use of Garbage Disposals
- Never Flush Acids, Polishes, Oil, Paint, or Grease
- Avoid planting trees or shrubs near septic system due to root growth damaging the system
Federally Recommended Maintenance
The Public Health unit of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, & Welfare says, “A septic tank system will serve a home satisfactorily if it is properly designed, installed, and adequately maintained. Even a good system which does not have proper care and attention may become a nuisance and a burdensome expense.”
Get an estimate on septic system installation when you contact us today.
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