The septic system that is used for the waste treatment of your household plumbing needs to be regularly maintained. Part of the maintenance that needs to be done is pumping the tank, which may be something that you want to have done before the winter weather comes. The following septic pumping and maintenance tasks will help prevent problems during the cold winter weather:
Pumping the tanks and clearing blockages
Pumping the septic tank is the first thing that needs to be done before moving on to other maintenance. When the tank is pumped, the pump truck equipment can also be used to clear blockages from inlet pipes and other lines of your septic system. This will help prevent problems with the tank filling up before the next pumping, as well as issues with blockages that stop up your household plumbing.
Inspecting the distribution system
Most septic systems have distribution components, which can be boxes, secondary tanks, and pump systems. The effluent distribution that leaves the tank is important to ensure the waste filters through soils evenly and you do not have a problem with your system. Therefore, distribution boxes and secondary tanks should be inspected to ensure they do not have any blockages and that there is no damage.
Checking the tank for leaks and damage
Another problem that you will want to have the septic system inspected for is a damaged tank. If you have a system with a concrete tank, you will want to have it inspected for leaks that can cause damage. Make sure tanks are inspected for leaks and damage that needs to be repaired when you have your system pumped. You may want to consider improvements like liners to retrofit old septic tanks and prevent problems.
Inspecting all the septic system connections
There are many connections to your septic tank and the drain field system. Thes connections are pipes that can fail like the plumbing in your home. Therefore, you want to make sure that all the connections to your septic system are inspected and replace any fittings that could potentially cause problems. The connections need to be repaired to ensure you do not have any problems with your septic system after the tank is pumped.
Septic pumping and maintenance is important to prevent issues with your septic system from causing problems with your household plumbing. Call a septic pumping service to have this maintenance done to your system before the weather gets colder and problems start.