EXPERTS IN SEPTIC PUMPING, REPAIR & RESTORATION
Serving Crown Point, IN
And Surrounding Areas
And Surrounding Areas
Your Trusted Crown Point Neighborhood Home Drainage Professionals
Specializing in Septic Pumping, Repair & Restoration in Crown Point, Indiana and all of Northwest Indiana
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Household wastes are managed by two main methods in Crown Point: municipal sewer systems and individual septic tanks. Both can effectively treat your household waste, but each has unique maintenance and repair needs. One major difference between the two systems is that septic tanks require pumping, whereas sewer lines do not.
Septic tank pumping is the process of removing wastes, primarily solid wastes, from your Crown Point septic tank to avoid septic system damage and costly repairs. To understand the necessity of septic tank cleaning, you’ll first need to understand the basic functioning of septic tanks.
How Do Septic Tanks Work?
The wastes from your Crown Point home travel to your septic tank by either gravity or with the assistance of a pump. Once in your septic tank, the waste separates into three layers:
- Scum: This top layer is made of oil and grease waste.
- Effluent: This middle layer is composed of liquid waste.
- Sludge: This bottom layer consists of all other solid wastes.
The septic system allows the effluent to be processed in the drainfield, an area underground that is meant for waste filtration. The effluent passes out of the septic tank, travels through pipes, and passes into the drainfield. Here, the soil and underground biome filter the liquid waste.
Because there are also solid wastes in the scum and sludge layers, these must be removed through septic tank pumping services. If solid wastes block the inlet of your septic tank, your sewage will travel back into your home. But, if solid wastes enter the outlet of the septic tank, they can block the flow of effluent out of the tank or the solid wastes can leak into the soil. When solid wastes enter the drainfield, they can not be filtered effectively, meaning the solid wastes can travel up through the soil and allow dangerous, foul-smelling wastes to reach the surface of your Crown Point yard.
Septic Tank Cleaning Will Save Your Crown Point Septic System
To prevent septic system problems and avoid costly repairs, septic tank pumping is essential. Without septic tank cleaning, you will face:
- Unfiltered wastes in your Crown Point yard
- Foul smells throughout your property
- Health hazards for you and your family
- Sewage backups into your home
- Costly septic tank repairs
- Inconvenient, expensive septic tank replacements
With our vacuum trucks, the solid wastes are removed from your septic tank so that they do not interfere with the inlet or outlet. Septic tank cleaning also removes any stuck-on wastes by washing out the inside of your tank with water to loosen any materials and allow them to be removed effectively. After your septic tank pumping services, your septic tank will be free of buildup and ready to efficiently process your Crown Point household wastes for many more years.
How Often Should You Pump Your Septic Tank?
Typically, septic tanks should be pumped every 2-5 years, but the frequency of septic tank cleaning depends on several factors, including:
- The size of your tank
- The number of people in your household
- The amount of wastewater generated in your home
- The levels of scum and sludge in your tank
- And more.
If you are uncertain of the status of your septic tank, FreeFlow Environmental can provide a septic tank inspection to determine the sludge and scum levels, assess functionality, and estimate the time until a septic tank pumping service is needed. When it’s time for a septic tank cleaning at your Crown Point home, FreeFlow has you covered.
Call FreeFlow for all of Your Septic Tank Cleaning Needs
Keep your septic system working correctly and flowing easily with septic tank pumping services by FreeFlow Environmental. We service the Crown Point and surrounding area, keeping local septic tanks working effectively for years and years to come. If it’s been a while since your Crown Point septic tank was cleaned, now is the time to contact FreeFlow Environmental for all of your septic tank pumping needs!