With so many different septic system types, we answer a ton of questions each day, and it’s our pleasure to help our customers understand their systems. Here are the top 5 most common questions our customers ask us about their septic systems.
The recommended frequency for pumping your septic tank depends on several factors, including the number of people who contribute to adding waste to the septic tank, as well as the size of your tank. In short, the more occupants in your home, the faster solids accumulate in the tank, and the more often your tank should be cleaned. For a detailed explanation on how often you should pump your septic tank, click here.
Most of the time, there aren’t any visible signs that your septic tank requires maintenance. Usually when you start seeing signs, your tank is overdue for maintenance. These include:
For a detailed explanation on how to know if it’s time to pump your septic tank, click here.
Septic additives are not a replacement for regular pumping. These are “quick fixes” don’t even slow the sludge accumulation in your tank. They can cause long-term damage when they are used in place of septic maintenance! For a detailed explanation on septic system additives, click here.
Each septic system maintenance provider has their own process of cleaning a septic tank, but here at Van Delden Wastewater Systems, we locate your tank, expose its lids, pump the tank, replace the lids, and provide you a detailed ticket of the work we completed and any issues we encountered. For a detailed explanation on how we clean septic tanks, click here.
When your plumbing backs up and into your home, should you contact a plumber or a septic maintenance provider? There are a few places you can check to diagnose the problem and determine which professional to call.
For a detailed explanation on diagnosing septic system backups, click here.
If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to call us! Our professional office team is ready to help.