EXPERTS IN SEPTIC PUMPING, REPAIR & RESTORATION
Serving Hammond, IN
And Surrounding Areas
And Surrounding Areas
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Specializing in Septic Pumping, Repair & Restoration in Hammond, Indiana and all of Northwest Indiana
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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 removes the wastes (particularly solid wastes) from inside of your septic tank, keeping your Hammond 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.
How Does a Septic Tank 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:
- Scum: The top layer in the tank is composed of grease and oil wastes.
- Effluent: The middle layer is made up of liquid wastes.
- Sludge: The bottom layer is where solid wastes settle.
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.
Septic Tank Cleaning Protects Your Tank & Property
To prevent damage to your septic system and hazards in your yard, regular septic tank pumping is a necessity. Without septic tank cleaning, you may face:
- Unprocessed, harmful wastes pooling in your Hammond yard
- Horrible smells lingering throughout your home and yard
- Health concerns for you and your household members
- Sewage backflowing into your home drains
- Expensive septic system repairs
- Costly & inconvenient septic tank replacements
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.
How Often Should Your Septic Tank Be Pumped?
Septic tanks typically need to be pumped every 2-5 years, but the exact time depends on a few factors. These include:
- The number of residents in the home
- The size and capacity of the septic tank
- The quantity of wastewater created by household members
- The amount of scum and sludge built up in the tank
- And more.
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!
Contact FreeFlow for Exceptional Septic Tank Pumping Services!
To keep your septic system operating at peak performance, schedule regular septic tank pumping from FreeFlow Environmental! We offer septic maintenance to Hammond and all the surrounding areas, making sure everyone has a working septic system for years to come. If you haven’t had your tank pumped in a while or you aren’t sure what the status of your septic tank is, now is the time to reach out to FreeFlow for all of your septic tank pumping and inspection needs. We have every septic solution for you, so contact us today!