Nobody talks about their septic system until it gets … backed up.
Your septic system is an integral part of your home. To ensure the longevity and proper functioning of your septic system, we recommend you maintain your system on a regular basis.
Maintenance is key when trying to avoid future expensive repairs.
The length between pumpouts varies upon tank size, number of people in household and whether there is a garbage disposal. The average time is between pumpouts is three years.
Your septic system could be clogged or full if you have slow-flushing toilets; water backing up into sinks, showers or tubs; slow drainage; or gurgling drain pipes.
Crews Environmental has been serving Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and Naples for more than 30 years and offers emergency pumpouts, and routine pumpouts 24/7, including holidays.
What You Can Do To Protect Your Septic System
- Regularly inspect and maintain your system. Periodically pump out tank once every 3 to 5 years.
- Use water efficiently.
- Understand how your septic system works and how to properly use and maintain it.
- Do not dispose of any hazardous products in sinks or toilets.
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Pipe From House
All water used in your home leaves your home through pipe that eventually leads to your septic tank.
The septic tank is a watertight container usually made of concrete, fiberglass or polyethylene and it is buried in the ground. It holds the household wastewater long enough so that solids settle to the bottom of the tank (forming sludge) and grease, and fats float to the top (forming a scum layer). The middle layer is the wastewater or effluent. This is the portion that should travel to the drain field for additional treatment and dispersal. To prevent solids, grease, and fat from traveling into the drain field, compartments and T-shaped outlet pipe are used inside the tank.
The wastewater or effluent exits the tank and is discharged into the drain field. This is where the effluent is further treated by the soil. Wastewater enters the drain field every time “new” wastewater from the home enters the tank. For example, 1 gallon in equals 1 gallon out.
Once the wastewater is discharged to the drain field, the wastewater percolates through the soil, which provides final treatment by removing harmful bacteria, viruses, and nutrients before entering into groundwater.