Working on or around a septic tank is dangerous work; there are multiple threats you will be exposing yourself to if you decide to take the DIY route with septic tank work. Here are some of the more serious of these dangers: Risks of Cave-Ins/Collapse You should be aware of the risk of septic tank collapse every time you are working on the tank. The risk is particularly high with aging septic systems that have experienced serious deterioration over the years.
4 June 2018
A septic system that is under great strain is more likely to malfunction, create plumbing emergencies, and even fail prematurely, which leads to costly repairs. That is why it is in your best interest to ensure that your septic system isn't under too much strain. Here are a few measures to help you achieve that objective: Have a Big Septic Field A septic drainfield works by accepting pretreated wastewater from the septic tank.
17 April 2018
Do you own a home with a septic tank? If so, you may be wondering when it is time to have the waste pumped out of the tank. Since it is buried underground, you can't exactly look into the tank to determine if it is time. Here are some things you should watch out for to give you an indication. Look at a Pumping Schedule Instead of waiting for a warning sign that pumping is necessary, you may be better off going by a septic tank pumping schedule.
3 March 2018
If the PVC inlet pipe leading into your septic system from your home froze and cracked, then it is important that you repair it as soon as possible. Leaking septic pipes leach unsanitary wastewater into the soil in your yard, and this presents a health hazard for your family. Follow this procedure to replace the damaged portion of the pipe: Step 1: Dress Safely for Working Near Raw Sewage When you are working in the area of your septic tank, you need to wear long pants, boots, and gloves to keep you safe from bacterial contamination.
28 February 2017
One of the most important things that you can do as a homeowner is to keep your drain pipe in good shape, mostly because a clogged or damaged sewage drain pipe can cause waste to flood into your yard or cause waste to build up in the home. Listed below are two ways to keep your drain pipe in good shape. Be Very Careful About What Goes Down Your Drains
11 October 2016
When you move onto a new property that already contains a septic tank, it's a good idea to have your septic tank thoroughly checked for maintenance issues. This guide will help you to spot any problems so you can get them taken care of right away. Locating the Septic Tank You might not be able to see the septic tank at all if it's under the property. If you can't locate it visually, ask your town if they have any records for the septic tank's location.
29 September 2016
Even in a home with many people, a septic tank should be able to last a few years without needing to be drained. If you find that you're having to empty your tank every few months, something is functioning incorrectly. Some problems are easy enough to handle on your own, but others may need to be taken care of by a plumber or septic repairman. Over-Use Even a moderate-to-heavy surge in the use of toilets, showers, and sinks usually won't cause your septic tank to fill up completely every few months.
7 August 2016