A septic system is an on-site wastewater treatment system that is used to treat and dispose of sewage from a home or business. Septic systems are usually used in rural areas where there is no central sewer system available and consist of a septic tank and a leach field.
Septic tank services are an important part of keeping your home's septic system functioning properly. While it is possible to clean and maintain your septic tank on your own, hiring a professional septic tank service is generally recommended.
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Septic Tank Design and Installation
The professional septic tank designers at Honest Abe's Home Services can help you make the best decisions regarding your new septic system for your home’s needs. Our experts will take into account the size of your property, the amount of wastewater you generate, and the soil type in your area to create a custom septic tank design. In addition, they can provide advice on the best location for your septic tank and help you select the right type of system for your needs. With their help, you can be confident that your septic tank will work properly and efficiently for years to come.
Septic system installation requires a permit from the local health department and involves several steps. First, your septic tank installer will locate the sewer pipe that runs from the house to the location of the proposed septic tank. They will then dig a hole for the septic tank that is large enough to accommodate the tank, plus two feet of clearance all around it. Once the hole has been dug, the septic tank can be placed in it and leveled off. Finally, they will install an access hatch on top of the tank so that it can be cleaned out as needed.
Septic Tank Inspection
A septic tank inspection is important to have done every three to five years to ensure that your septic system is working properly. A professional will come out and inspect the entire system, including the tank, leach field, and any other parts of the system. They will look for any signs of damage or wear and tear and make sure that everything is in good working order. They will also check the levels of bacteria in the tank and make sure that they are within acceptable levels. If any problems are found during the inspection, your septic tank technician will be able to advise on how to fix them. Regular septic tank inspection is the best way to keep your system in good working condition.
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Septic Tank Cleaning and Pumping
It is important to have your septic tank cleaned out every three to five years to prevent it from becoming overloaded with solids. If too much solid waste builds up in the tank, it can begin to flow into the leach field, which will eventually clog up and cause problems with your system. A professional septic company can clean out your tank using a vacuum truck. They will pump all of the solid waste out of your tank and haul it away to be disposed of properly. After your septic tank has been cleaned, it should be pumped full of water so that it is ready for use again.