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Your Portage household wastes are likely managed by one of two main systems: municipal sewer or individual septic. Both city sewer and septic can effectively treat your wastes, but each has their own unique maintenance needs. For example, septic systems require regular septic tank pumping to maintain proper function, whereas you do not need pumping with municipal sewer lines.
With septic tank pumping in Portage, the wastes are removed from your septic tank and the inside is cleaned. The primary purpose of septic tank cleaning is to remove all of the solid wastes from your tank to prevent serious septic system damage and expensive septic repairs. To understand the importance of septic tank pumping, you will first need to understand how septic tanks work.
The waste generated in your Portage home is carried to your septic tank through pipes by gravity or with a pump. When the waste reach your septic tank, it separates into three distinct layers:
The separation inside your septic tank allows the effluent to flow out of the tank and into the drainfield (the area underneath your Portage lawn where wastes are processed). The effluent moves out through the outlet, into pipes, and then into the soil. The natural properties of the soil and underground biome filter the liquid wastes.
Though the drainfield is meant to process liquid wastes, it cannot filter solid waste. When scum and sludge build up in your tank, they can block the inlet or outlet of your septic tank. Solids blocking the inlet means sewage will backflow into your home. Solid wastes blocking the outlet will either prevent the effluent from flowing out or cause solid wastes to accumulate in the soil. When solid wastes enter the drainfield, they can rise to the surface, leaving dangerous health hazards and awful smells throughout your Portage property.
Septic tank pumping in Portage is vital to prevent damage to your septic system. Without regular septic tank cleaning, you may encounter:
At FreeFlow, we take your septic tank cleaning seriously. We use our vacuum trucks to remove all of the wastes from your septic tank, then we wash out the tank with water to loosen any stuck materials so that they can be removed as well. You can rest assured knowing that your septic tank pumping in Portage from FreeFlow will leave you with a highly effective, clean septic tank that will serve you for many more years.
Most septic tanks need to be pumped every 2-5 years, but the frequency depends on several factors. The factors that influence how often septic tank pumping is needed include:
To determine the status of your septic tank, the FreeFlow team offers septic tank inspections. With an inspection, we can discern the level of scum and sludge in your tank, assess the function of your tank, and determine when you may need septic tank pumping services. Then, when you are in need of septic tank cleaning, we have you covered.