How Does a Septic Tank Work?
The wastes formed in your Gary home move through pipes to your septic tank by gravity or with the help of a pump. Once they reach your tank, the wastes separate into three unique layers:
- Scum: The grease and oil wastes sit on top, forming this layer.
- Effluent: The liquid wastes remain suspended here in the middle layer.
- Sludge: This layer sits on the bottom, where all of the solid wastes settle.
As the liquid waste in the effluent separates from the solid waste layers, it can move through the outlet of your septic tank and into the drainfield. The drainfield is the area underneath your Gary lawn that allows liquid wastes to be processed by the surrounding soil and underground biome.
The drainfield is highly efficient at processing liquid wastes, but solid wastes cannot be managed here. This is why it is so important to have regular septic tank pumping. As solid wastes build in the tank, they may block the inlet and outlet. When the inlet is blocked, sewage cannot enter the tank and instead backs up into your Gary home. When the outlet is blocked, the solid wastes may enter the drainfield and prevent effective waste filtration. Solid wastes can move to the surface of your yard, causing harmful substances and horrid smells to fill your property.
Septic Tank Cleaning Protects Your Home & Saves You Money
To prevent serious damage and costly repairs to your Gary septic system, septic tank pumping is vital. Without septic tank cleaning services, you will see:
- Unprocessed, harmful wastes pooling in your lawn
- Terrible smells lingering around your home and yard
- Dangerous health conditions for you and your family
- Sewage backing up into your home
- Big-ticket septic system repair bills
- Expensive, premature septic tank replacement
FreeFlow is committed to providing excellent septic tank cleaning services that will keep your system working and effectively filtering your wastes. We use our vacuum trucks to remove all the wastes from your tank, then we wash it down with water to loosen any wastes that are stuck to the walls. Once all of the wastes are cleared out, the system is sealed back up. You can rest assured that FreeFlow will provide you the best, most effective septic tank pumping services that will keep your Gary system operational for years to come.
How Often Should a Septic Tank be Pumped?
Most homes need septic tank pumping once every 2-5 years, though this varies between households. There are several factors that influence the frequency of septic tank cleaning, including:
- The size of your underground septic tank
- How many people live in your home
- The amount of wastewater generated by your household
- The levels of sludge and scum that have built up in your tank
- And more.
There are many factors that influence the frequency of septic tank pumping. Because of this, FreeFlow offers septic tank inspections that can help to assess the function of your system, determine the levels of sludge and scum present, and estimate the time until septic tank cleaning is necessary at your Gary home. When it becomes time for septic tank pumping, FreeFlow Environmental has you covered.
Contact FreeFlow Now for all of Your Septic Tank Cleaning Needs
Waste processing is essential to keeping a happy, healthy home and family. Keep your septic system functioning properly with professional septic tank cleaning services by FreeFlow Environmental. If it’s been a while since your tank was serviced or you are unsure of the status of your septic tank, now is the time to call FreeFlow. Contact us now to start your septic tank pumping and cleaning services!