Septic Systems 101
Owner Jerry Scarborough often says a septic system is as simple at 1-2-3. He believes in educating people on the importance of proper and consistent septic system maintenance so your home or business remains trouble free. Jerry offers “Septic 101” classes absolutely free of charge and provides a “How To Care For Your Septic System” guide so you can learn the basics. These septic classes are not boring; you will be entertained and informed!
Fill out the contact form above to request attendance to one of our Septic 101 classes.
Contact us today to learn more about septic system care and allow us to answer your questions and septic concerns.
Interested in more information about our septic services? Visit our office in Street, Maryland or call 410-838-0046.
Care for Your Septic System
A septic system is a miniature sewage treatment facility on your property. Be mindful about what you and your family put into your septic system and it should function properly for a long time. Here are some Septic System Preventative Maintenance Tips:
- Don’t dump excess water into your system. Too much water can disrupt the biological balance in your septic tank. Additionally, excess water could cause a backup by overpowering the tank’s ability to discharge the wastewater.
- Limit the use of household cleaners. A normal cleaning schedule is fine, but an excess of cleaning chemicals, such as bleach, detergents, and drain cleaners can eliminate the beneficial bacterial in the septic tank’s process.
- Save Non-liquid wastes for the trash. Avoid washing solids down the drain. This includes coffee grounds, eggshells, disposable wipes, facial tissues, and other materials that won’t decompose quickly. Throw these in the garbage or they’ll lead to clogs and backups.
- Grease clogs. It may plug sewer pipes or build up in the septic tank and plug the inlet. Keep a separate container for waste grease and throw it out with the garbage.
Recommendation: Call a septic professional, such as Hall’s Septic Services, to schedule septic tank pumping and cleaning every one to three years to ensure trouble free operation.
How To Know If Your Septic System Needs To Be Pumped/Cleaned
Here are some telltale signs that your septic tank need to be serviced:
- Sinks and toilets drain slowly
- Backed-up plumbing
- Gurgling sounds coming from the plumbing
- Sewage odors in the house or yard
- Wet or mushy soil in the yard
- Standing water that is greyish in color
- Grass growing faster and greener in one particular area of the yard
- Bacteria in well water
If any of these signs are noted, contact a septic professional, such as Hall’s Septic Services, to schedule septic tank inspection and cleaning.