Septic Maintenance Management Tasks For Your Home System

Posted on: 16 September 2020

When it comes to your home's systems, your septic sewage system is a main one that keeps your family healthy and protects you from bacterial and viral infections by allowing safe treatment of your sewer waste. However, when you take good care of your septic system, from its installation to regular servicing, you can keep it working well. Here are some maintenance management tasks you should take care of with your home septic sewer system to keep it running efficiently.

Handle Emergency Issues

There may come a time when your septic system begins to stop working efficiently and starts to show signs of problems in your home's drainage or issues with the drainfield site. Problems can come up with your system that require you to arrange for emergency services with your septic professional. 

For example, if your home's drains suddenly flow slowly or not at all or they begin to back up into your home from the floor drains, this can indicate that there is a clog in the line to the tank or that your tank is filled to capacity. You may also have a clog in the drainfield lines that causes the entire system to back up into the tank and into your home. The signs may only be evident on your drainfield site, such as if the soil has become swampy and saturated with sewage wastewater. 

Contact your septic professional for an emergency maintenance and tank pump service to restore your system to working properly. You also do not want your drainfield site to remain saturated in surface sewage water because this can pose a health hazard and environmental problem along with the bad odor it leaves for you and your neighbors.

Arrange For Regular Pumping

In addition to handling any emergency blockage, backup, overflow, or other issue with your septic system, be sure to follow the regular pumping schedule your septic professional has suggested. This schedule is arranged to pump your tank when it becomes overfilled and is based on the size of your tank, as well as the size of your household and the waste that is produced.

Check the System's Components

When your septic tank contains some mechanical components for its management, such as a level float and switch, a pump, or a level alert alarm, you will need to handle its regular pumping schedule every few years, but you also need to have it checked more frequently between pumpings. It is important to hire a septic professional to check these mechanical or electrical components in your septic tank and system approximately once a year to make sure they are still working properly.

To learn more, contact a resource that offers emergency sewer pumping services.