|Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
As we last talked, it was about, When is it time to have your septic system maintained. Well we only have a couple of months left before the rainy season once again will be upon us. We just spent the last few months having company over and just putting alot of strain on our septic system. So now I believe it would be a great time, if you havent done so recently in the past, to have your septic looked at and make sure it is operating normally before all that rain comes down and for some reason your drainfield decides it is just abused and overused.
On a little side note, the past couple of inspections I have done, have been on rentals. As we all know, when we are on sewer, we just put anything down the drains, and toilets and never see it again. Well when you are on septic, you get a chance to see it again, and alot of it shouldnt be put down the sinks or toilets. And the tenants just havent been educated on it, since they dont have to maintain it. So just a little reminder to all, If it hasnt gone through our bodies, and if it isnt toilet paper, WELL, It shouldnt be put in your septic system. The end result is usually a spendy one and just doesnt need to be like that.
TILL NEXT TIME.
NW Septic Services,
"OUR BUSINESS IS KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS FLOWING"
|Posted on August 7, 2014 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
So a customer today asked me about having her septic tank pumped, So I am sure she just looked at my shirt, saw my logo and decided to make small talk. Most people dont care about maintaining their septic system until it is to late. By that, I mean, their downstairs is flooded with 2 feet of sewage or maybe their toilets wont flush anymore and it is filling up in the shower next to the toilet.
Well there are alot of opionions out there in the industry and out of the industry. My thought is having your system maintained on a frequent basis, kind of like having your vehicle maintained. So getting it looked at and probably pumped every 3 to 5 years with normal use would be a good basis. With a garbage disposal in the home, you probably would cut that frequency in half. Most tanks out there have a capacity of right around 1000 gallons. If your tank is completely full of solids, then how would the liquid be able to pass through and make it to the drain field?
Yes there are other things to look at in the tank to see if it really needs pumped, but when we go in to get our oil changed after 3 to 5 thousand miles, do we have them see how much sediment is in the oil, or what the consistency is. Well the correct answer for me is, NO, I just have them change the oil. A new engine is way more expensive. Well so is a new septic system if it is not properly taken care of.
So after a few moments with this customer, she decided to have her system pumped out and then we put risers on the ports so she could periodically have her system looked at to keep up on the maintenance.
|Posted on August 4, 2014 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
As we see in the news daily, Mother Nature can be so destructive at times. Sometimes the things we don't actually see are being detroyed as well. Having your sewer lines/ Mainlines video inspected before you purchase your new home may save you $ in the long run.