Lets face it, not many of us think about our septic systems until there is a problem. By this time the repairs could be costly. While there is always the possibility something may go wrong with the system, with routine maintenance and proper care, those chances are drastically reduced.
How does a septic system work?
All water runs out of your house from one main drainage pipe into a septic tank.
The septic tank is a buried, water-tight container usually made of concrete, fiberglass or polyethylene. Its job is to hold the wastewater long enough to allow solids to settle down to the bottom (forming sludge), while the oil and grease floats to the top (as scum). Compartments and a T-shaped outlet prevent the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and traveling into the drain field area.
The liquid wastewater then exits the tank into the drain field. If the drain field is overloaded with too much liquid, it will flood, causing sewage to flow to the ground surface or create backups in toilets and sinks.
Finally, the wastewater percolates into the soil, naturally removing the harmful bacteria, viruses, and nutrients.
Saves You Money
A few hundred dollars every 3 -5 years for maintenance or ranging $8k -~25k to replace.
Protects your property vale
Homes with failing septics could be more difficult to sell.
Protects your and your neighbors’ well water
A failing septic can contaminate well water; test your well water quality (untreated to your tap)
Protect you and your neighbors’ health
A failing septic can bring wastewater above the surface, creating a health hazard for you, your neighbors and animals.
Don’t worry, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need a total sewage system replacement. But ignoring these septic signs will eventually lead to really big problems, such as percolating into the drinking water. The good news is it can be easily fixed by the professionals at Orlando Septic Services and for a limited time take advantage of our First Time Client Discount for 10% off our Septic Pumping Project.