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Though most residents of Hammond, IN, have municipal sewer to manage their household wastes, many homes use septic systems. Both are similar because they effectively manage your wastes, but they have unique maintenance needs. For example, household septic systems require regular septic tank pumping, whereas municipal sewer does not require this of homeowners.Septic tank pumping in Hammond removes the wastes (particularly solid wastes) from inside of
your septic tank, keeping your waste management system working effectively and preventing costly repairs. To better understand why septic tank cleaning is needed, it is important to first understand how septic tanks work.
When waste is generated in your Hammond home, it travels to your septic tank by gravity or with the assistance of a pump. Once it reaches the tank, it divides into three layers:
The effluent travels out of the septic tank and into the drainfield, where it is processed by the soil and underground biome. The drainfield lies underneath your Hammond yard and contains several perforated pipes that allow the liquid wastes to absorb into the soil for processing.
Though the drainfield efficiently filters liquid wastes, it is unable to manage solid wastes. Because of this, scum and sludge must be removed from your tank by septic tank pumping before they build up and block the inlet or outlet of your septic tank. Once these solid wastes block the inlet, wastes cannot enter your septic tank and will instead backflow into your Hammond home. If they block the outlet, solid wastes can travel into the drainfield. This can not only prevent the liquid wastes from being adequately managed, but it can also cause solid wastes to travel to the surface of your yard, leaving hazardous wastes and foul smells throughout your property.
To prevent damage to your septic system and hazards in your yard, regular septic tank pumping in Hammond is a necessity. Without septic tank cleaning, you may face:
At FreeFlow, we are committed to keeping your septic system working properly. We use our vacuum trucks to remove the wastes from your septic tank, then we wash it down with water. This loosens stuck-on materials so that they can be removed as well. Professional septic tank cleaning by FreeFlow will leave you with an efficient & longer-lasting septic system that can serve your household for many more years.
Septic tanks typically need to be pumped every 2-5 years, but the exact time depends on a few factors. These include:
There are many factors that play into the frequency of septic tank cleaning. Because of this, FreeFlow offers septic tank inspections that can examine the scum and sludge levels in your tank, assess the effectiveness of your system, and determine when septic tank pumping will be needed at your Hammond home. Then, when it’s time for septic tank cleaning, FreeFlow has every solution you will need!