How Does Your Septic Tank Work?
When waste is generated in your Griffith home, it is carried to the septic pump by gravity or with the assistance of a pump. Once the household wastes reach the tank, they divide into three unique layers:
- Scum: Grease and oil wastes float to the top to form this layer.
- Effluent: Liquid wastes gather between the other two sections, making this middle layer.
- Sludge: The solid wastes settle to this bottom layer of the tank.
The effluent travels out of the tank and into the drainfield, the underground area in your yard that is meant to treat wastes. The liquid wastes travel through perforated pipes, soaking into the surrounding soil. Natural properties of the soil combined with the underground biome filter and process the waste.
The drainfield is only able to successfully filter and treat liquid wastes. However, there are solid wastes in your septic tank as well. These must be removed with septic tank pumping to prevent them from blocking the inlet or outlet of your tank. If the inlet becomes blocked, sewage will backflow into your Griffith home. If scum and sludge block the outlet, effluent cannot effectively flow into the drainfield for processing. Also, the solid wastes can move into the drainfield. Here, they will move to the surface, leaving hazardous substances and foul smells throughout your lawn.
Septic Tank Cleaning Keeps Your Septic System & Griffith Home Healthy
With septic tank pumping, all of the solid wastes are removed from your tank to prevent serious problems within your septic system. Without regular septic tank cleaning, you will encounter:
- Harmful wastes throughout your lawn
- Horrid smells lingering on your Griffith property
- Dangerous health conditions for you and other residents of your home
- Sewage backing up into your home pipes and drains
- Expensive septic repairs
- Big-ticket, burdensome septic tank replacements
At FreeFlow, we are committed to protecting your home and family from the complications of damaged septic tanks. We use our vacuum trucks to remove the solid wastes in your tank, keeping the inlet and outlet free so that your septic tank works effectively. After the tank is pumped, we loosen any stuck-on wastes with water so that they can be removed as well. With FreeFlow, you will receive top-notch septic tank cleaning services that leave you with a highly efficient, longer-lasting septic tank.
How Often Should You Have Your Septic Tank Pumped?
Usually, septic tanks require pumping every 2-5 years. The exact frequency of septic tank cleaning depends on several factors, including:
- Tank size & capacity
- Number of people in the household
- Amount of wastewater produced
- Levels of sludge & scum inside the tank
- And more.
There are many factors that influence the frequency of septic tank pumping. Because of this, FreeFlow Environmental offers septic tank inspections that can accurately assess the level of scum and sludge in your tank, the effectiveness of your system, and the estimated time until septic tank pumping is needed. Then, when your tank needs it, FreeFlow has every septic tank cleaning and pumping solution to have your septic system working efficiently for as long as possible.
FreeFlow has the Septic Tank Pumping Solution for You!
Prevent damage to your septic system with regular septic tank cleaning services by FreeFlow Environmental. We serve the Griffith and surrounding areas, making sure your septic system stays in working order. If it’s been a while since you had septic tank maintenance or you are unsure the status of your septic tank, now is the time to reach out to FreeFlow for a septic tank inspection or septic tank pumping service. Contact us now for all of your septic system maintenance needs!