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The Best Way to Keep Your Septic Tank Clean

If you own a house with a septic tank, you have to understand the importance of keeping it clean.

There are numerous benefits of having a septic tank on your property, chief among them being the environmental ones. That all goes out the window, however, if you're not keeping your septic system clean. It might not be the most glamorous job, but it's what'll keep everything running as it should.

Today, we're going to discuss the proper way to perform septic tank cleaning so that you never run into any big issues down the road. Proper septic maintenance is key in helping remain safe and hygienic at home.

Understanding Your Septic Tank

Believe it or not, a lot of septic tank owners have no clue how their system actually works. If you're going to understand how and why you need to keep it clean, you need to know what's going on in there:

  • All of your home's waste enters the tank; watery stuff fills most of the tank and bacteria (or additives) start breaking it down.

  • Sludge forms and falls to the bottom, while scum floats to the top.

  • You've got a filter that keeps the solid waste from flowing into the drainpipe, but the watery waste flows into the drain field.

That's all there is to it. Even if everything's running properly, however, you're going to end up with blockage from time to time. The best way to keep your septic tank cleaned is by pumping it out as often as is required. Proper maintenance will ensure that your septic system keeps running well for years.

Regular Septic Tank Cleaning

When you go a long time without cleaning your septic tank, you'll notice gradually worsening performance, complete with waste backups and unfortunate smells. Eventually, you could experience total failure, which means that you might need to replace the drain field, the tank itself, or the entire system.

To avoid this, it's recommended that you get your septic tank pumped out every 3-5 years, but it really depends on the size of your house, the amount of waste you produce, and the size of your septic tank. Unless you're well-equipped with the proper safety materials and something to pump the tank out with, then you should be calling a professional to do this for you.

At Canessco Services Inc., our liquid waste disposal and vacuum truck services are the answer to your septic system needs. To arrange an on-site quote, contact us and we'll arrange a time to visit your location and discuss how we can help you.

Don't Let Your Septic System Fail

So, if you notice foul smells coming from your drains, your toilet is backing up all the time, or your water's been draining slowly, it might be time for septic tank cleaning. Keeping your system clean by pumping it regularly will help prevent these things from occurring, so call the Canessco Kid today and we'll make sure your septic system is as clean as the day it was installed.


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