What Happens During Septic Tank Service?
If your home is on a main sewer line, there’s little or nothing you have to do to keep all the drains in your home flowing smoothly. However, if your property has a septic system, you have a little more responsibility in the matter.
Septic System Overview
Septic systems are designed to handle waste and drainage from a home. Water and waste flows from sinks, tubs and toilets into the septic tank, a large receptacle where liquids and solids are processed.
Bacteria in the tank get to work breaking down solids, while liquids are sent to the adjacent drain field. After moving through the drain field, liquid waste is sent into nearby soil.
Some septic systems require a component called a “lift station pump.” It’s needed when the land in which the system is installed is sloped, making it difficult or impossible for drainage from the home to travel in the desired direction.
The water table can also be a determining factor in the need for a lift station. In areas with high water tables, the presence of excessive groundwater can impede the natural flow of wastewater, leading to drainage issues. Lift stations help overcome this challenge by pumping the wastewater from lower elevations to a higher point where it can then flow towards its ultimate destination, such as a treatment facility.
That’s the simplified version of how a septic system works. The most important things that you need to know are strategies for keeping the system in great shape.
Septic System Service
The primary service offered at Lakeland Septic is tank pumping. Over time, sludge builds up in the bottom of the tank and can eventually rise to the point where it begins to interfere with how the system operates.
We typically recommend septic tank pumpouts every three to five years. After getting to know your system and your household usage patterns, we’ll be able to set up the perfect schedule for this work.
Our crew is fully trained and uses commercial-grade equipment to safely and thoroughly pump out all types of residential and commercial septic tanks.
General and Emergency Repairs
Even the best septic tanks and systems eventually suffer from normal usage and old age. Lakeland Septic prides itself on fast response for all septic repair issues that arise.
Early signs of trouble in a septic system often include:
- Drains backing up
- Toilets not flushing or overflowing
- The smell of sewage inside or outside the home
- Vibrant grass or foliage in the area of the tank
- Wet patches of ground above the tank or drain field
Don’t ignore these common signs of issues. Call us to find out what the problem is and get it resolved.
If you live in the greater Lakeland region, Lakeland Septic Company is here to help with all your septic service needs. We’re a licensed septic contractor with more than 15 years in the business of keeping our customers’ septic tanks and systems running just like they should.