EXPERTS IN SEPTIC PUMPING, REPAIR & RESTORATION
Serving Valparaiso, IN
And Surrounding Areas
And Surrounding Areas
Your Trusted Valparaiso Neighborhood Home Drainage Professionals
Specializing in Septic Pumping, Repair & Restoration in Valparaiso, Indiana and all of Northwest Indiana
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In Valparaiso (Valpo), there are two main methods of household waste treatment: city sewer systems or septic systems. Whichever system your Valparaiso, Indiana, home uses is effective but each has their own maintenance needs. One of the biggest differences between city sewer and septic systems is that septic tanks require pumping, whereas sewer lines do not.
Septic tank pumping by FreeFlow in Valpo removes the wastes from septic tanks to prevent damage and save homeowners from costly repairs. Septic tank cleaning is vital to maintaining proper function of your septic tank. To better understand this, let’s first explain how septic tanks work.
How Does Your Septic Tank Work?
When you generate waste in your Valparaiso home, it is carried through pipes to your septic tank. It moves to your tank via gravity or with the help of a pump. Once waste reaches your septic tank, it separates into three unique layers:
- Scum: The top layer in the tank is composed of oil and grease wastes.
- Effluent: The middle layer is made from all liquid wastes.
- Sludge: The bottom layer is formed from the solid wastes entering the tank.
The outlet of the septic tank leads to the drainfield, which is the underground area where liquid wastes are filtered. The effluent leaves the tank and enters perforated pipes that allow the liquid wastes to disperse into the ground. Here, the effluent is processed by the soil and underground biome.
The drainfield is only able to process liquid wastes. However, there are solid wastes inside of your tank as well. Because of this, septic tank pumping is essential. If the solid waste layers build up and begin to block the inlet for your septic tank, sewage will back up into your home. If the solid wastes block your septic tank outlet, the effluent cannot pass through effectively and solid wastes may enter your drainfield. The solid wastes can then travel to the surface of your Valpo yard, creating a dangerous health hazard and producing foul smells. This is where septic tank cleaning comes in.
Septic Tank Cleaning Protects Your Valpo Septic System & Saves Your Money
To avoid expensive repairs and prevent excessive damage to your septic tank, septic tank pumping is essential. Without regular septic tank cleaning, you will be left with:
- Unprocessed wastes pooling in your Valparaiso yard
- Offensive smells in your lawn
- Dangerous health conditions for you and your household
- Sewage spilling back into your Valpo home drains
- Big-ticket septic tank repairs
- Bothersome and costly septic tank replacements
FreeFlow will save your septic tank from damage with our septic tank pumping services. With our top-notch vacuum trucks, we will remove all of the solid wastes from your septic tank so that they do not build up and block your inlet or outlet. Septic tank cleaning also removes wastes that have become stuck to the tank. High pressure water is used to loosen all of the stuck-on wastes so that they may be removed as well. Septic tank pumping by FreeFlow Environmental will have your septic system working effectively and lasting for many years.
How Often Should You Have Septic Tank Cleaning Services?
In general, Valparaiso homeowners should have their septic tank pumped every 2-5 years. The frequency of septic tank pumping depends on many factors, such as:
- The size of your tank
- The number of people living in your home
- The quantity of wastewater generated by your household members
- The amount of scum and sludge accumulated in your tank
- And other factors.
To determine the status of your septic tank, FreeFlow Environmental offers septic tank inspections. This will allow our technicians to determine the level of scum or sludge in your tank, examine the function, and give you an estimate for when your septic tank will need to be pumped. When you are ready for a septic inspection or septic tank pumping service in Valparaiso, IN, FreeFlow has every solution you will need.
Contact FreeFlow for Expert Septic Tank Pumping Services
Keep your septic system working properly and avoid costly repairs by reaching out to FreeFlow for a septic tank cleaning. We offer professional septic services to the residents of Valparaiso and throughout Northwest Indiana. If it’s been a while since your septic tank was serviced or you are unsure of your tank status, now is the time to call FreeFlow Environmental of Valparaiso for a septic tank pumping or inspection service! Contact us now!