When you live in Arnold, there’s not much to complain about. The landscape is picturesque; like right out of a movie. There is plenty of land on which to build expansive homes. We’re nearly surrounded by water and enjoy an idyllic life by the beach. Life is relatively slow and simple here. There is only one draw back. Being so far out means that we’re not on a main sewage line. Arnold residents have to fend for themselves. We’re hearty folks so this is nothing new. Having an efficient septic system is a must in these parts. Arnold Septic Service offers proficient septic pumping to keep your system running smoothly.
If you don’t pump your septic tank, where do you think the waste will go? It will back up into your home and seep out into the leach field. Any peace of mind that you thought you’d have will go out the window. Once the tank fills, there is no where else for the waste to go. Pumping the septic tank every couple of years ensures your sanity. The Arnold municipality dictates that homeowners must take care of their own septic maintenance, installations and replacements. When homeowners neglect to have their septic tanks pumped, the waste also spills into our lakes, streams and rivers. It affects our ground water, effects the birds, fish and entire eco-system.
We apologize in advance, but some of our competitors are crud – no pun intended. As you continue to research trustworthy and reliable septic pump companies, you will come across some that recommend pumping yearly or every two years. This is unnecessary unless your tank is too small for the quantity of users. If your tank’s capacity cannot withstand the high usage of your household, it will fill faster than usual. In that case more frequent pumps are necessary. If your tank size is adequate for the amount of users, pumping every 3 to 5 years will suffice.
Symptoms of a Failing System
The most obvious symptom of a failing septic system is a total backup. This is the most noticeable and the worst. We have seen backups effect the entire home: bathroom, kitchen and basement included. Not only does the waste produce a horrible smell, it is also toxic to your family’s health. This brings us to the next symptom – odor. When you start to smell traces of sewage in your home, you can bet your bottom dollar that worse is on it’s way. Some clients report a slight gurgling sound in their plumbing. These are air pockets and wasted that is trapped and trying to escape. Slow drainage is another tell-tale sign of a failing septic system.
How to Maintain your System
The best way to maintain your system is to make sure that everyone in your household is on board with what we’re about to tell you. First off, never – ever – ever place paper towels, wet wipes and Q-tips down your sinks and toilets. Q-tips get caught easily. Paper towels and baby wipes will clog up the line and they don’t disintegrate fast enough to prevent backups. Cigarette butts, food, grease and pills are another no – no. Household cleaners, bacterial soaps, drain line openers, paint thinners, paint, insecticides and solvents should go no where near your sinks, tubs, showers and toilets. Draino is a popular drain line opener but it will eat away at your septic components.