How does weather affect your septic system? It doesn’t, does it? After all, your septic system lies buried, safe and secure from the ravages of the elements, right? Wrong. Extreme weather — in any season — can create serious problems for any septic system. This month we’ll take a look at how rainy and stormy weather can affect your septic system.
If you follow these 5 simple guidelines and a little maintenance ( less maintenance than your average vehicle) your system should provide you with many years of trouble free operation. Remember if we can help with any of your septic system needs or problems don't hesitate to give us a call Full Service Septic 704-224-4199
LET'S FIND OUT WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT CAN, MAKE OR BREAK YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM OPERATION When discussing your septic system, your service provider may use the phrase “biomat.” While it’s not a term that most homeowners are usually familiar with, it is a key element in the health of their septic ecosystem that every homeowner should understand if they want their septic system to last. Why? Because the septic system biomat is the #1 reason that most systems fail.
As a homeowner, you may be wondering: How does a septic system work anyway? This unseen system performs an incredibly important function for you in your home and is a bank breaking expense to replace.
Septic systems have long been an environmentally-friendly way to recycle household wastewater, but like all systems they can run into problems. A failed septic system can lead to groundwater contamination, sewage ponding in the yard and sewage backups into the home. As a homeowner, it’s important to understand what causes a failed septic system and then you’ll understand how to prevent failure from happening.
That frustrating “drip-drip-drip” from a leaky faucet or running toilet does more than annoy your family. Every drip is wasting water, which is not only bad for the environment but can also seriously affect the performance and health of your system. .
Your septic system for the most part is a hidden in the ground investment, which can cost several thousands to install and if neglected can cost even more to repair the damage it can cause to the other surrounding investments you have, such as your home, lawn and even neighboring properties. But with a little care and attention, it can function for years to come.
First off, not all septic tanks have a filter, especially the older septic tanks. Since January 1, 1999 North Carolina has required that a filter be installed when a septic tank is installed. Cleaning a septic tank filter is different than pumping out a septic tank and cleaning it.
This article is going to cover what you as a consumer should expect from your Septic Service provider. When you use a search engine such as Google, Yahoo or some of the other search engines to locate a Septic Tank Pump Service or a Septic System Installation for a new home that you are building or even if you are in need of a Septic System Repair for your existing home.