Month: March 2013

Managing your septic tank

Managing your septic tank – Riverside County Septic Tank Service

Households that are not served by public sewers usually depend on septic tank systems to treat and dispose of waste water. A well-designed, installed, and maintained septic system can provide years of reliable low-cost service. When these systems fail to operate effectively, property damage, groundwater and surface water pollution, and disease outbreaks can occur. Therefore, it makes good sense to understand and care for your septic tank system.

Management is an important issue for the successful performance of any onsite system. Part of that management is

  • having your septic tank inspected and pumped on a regular basis.
  • Pumping frequency (Twill depend on several different factors. The most important factors include, but are not limited to, the size of the septic tank, household practices, and water usage.)
  • Maintenance of a septic tank.

A properly operating septic system is a vital part of many homes located in rural areas. However, the septic system is often the last thing on the mind of a homeowner until there is a problem with the system. When a home is purchased, the big question is, Will I have trouble with the system after I move into the home

Unfortunately, there is no absolute way to predict how long a septic system will last or if it will be able to handle an increased load. A septic inspection, however, can yield useful information on the condition of the system as it exists when the system is inspected. While predicting the future with regard to the septic system is not part of any septic inspection, the inspection often uncovers defects in the system which can save the purchaser unexpected expense. There are many different types of septic systems ranging from what are called conventional in-ground systems to sand mounds and from spray irrigation systems to stream discharge systems. There are also seepage pits, cesspools, and homemade systems.

Because various and unique factors are variable and unrelated at times to each situation, periodic inspections should be conducted to determine the condition of the tank and its components and whether or not thetank should be pumped. Inspections are a necessary part of the operation.

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