The frequency at which any septic tanks should be pumped out is based on the size and condition of the tank. Most residential septic tanks should be pumped out every two years. Signs that the tank is over due for pumping are soggy areas of ground around the septic tank, any foul odors, slow drains, frequent toilet or sink clogs, and gurgling noises when water does drain. A septic alarm going off signifies the tank is overfull, or the pump has stopped working. In that case, services are required as soon as possible. Experienced companies, like Ron’s Sewer Service Inc., for example, provide emergency services should the septic system alarm go off.
Industrial and commercial septic pump services in River Falls WI should be scheduled annually, due to high usage. Annual maintenance, filter cleaning, and pumping will prolong the life of the system; help businesses avoid back ups and costly repairs and prevent any down time due to unhealthy conditions or odors. Major repairs to a septic tank, or replacement, takes a lot of time, is expensive, and requires digging up quite a bit of property. In addition to Commercial Septic Pump Services in River Falls WI, other services for commercial and industrial customers include grease trap back flushing and pumping, and sand traps.
In between pumping services, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding the septic tank. The septic system is designed to decompose waste using natural bacteria and a leech field. There are certain things that will not decompose in a septic tank, so should not be introduced into the system. Other items can destroy natural bacteria, and render the system ineffective, or at the very least, less effective. Fats, oils, and food waste, for example should not be placed in the septic tank. Certain chemicals, paint, or cigarettes are also harmful to the system. Items that are too big, or will not break down at all, include paper towels, wet wipes, personal hygiene products, and diapers. Keeping these things out of the tank will help prevent clogs, and will also prolong the life of the septic tank and the septic system as a whole.