Saturday, 17 August 2019

The Benefits of Regular Septic Tank Services for California Businesses

If your business has a septic tank system, you are already reaping the benefits. Not only do you not have to pay a monthly sewer bill, but you are also helping the environment by disposing of your wastewater in an ecological manner. But, there is a little maintenance required to keep your septic tank system running efficiently.

You will need to have it pumped every couple of years or so, depending on its size and how much wastewater is generated. And, it’s a really good idea to have it inspected on a yearly basis making sure everything is operating the way it should be. The last thing you want is a backup that could have been avoidable.

Here’s what we’ll be looking at during an annual septic tank inspection.

Does It Need to Be Pumped?

The septic tank will fill with water, allowing the sludge, or solids, to settle on the bottom of the tank. The water will flow out near the top of the tank, through the distribution box, and into a drainfield, where it will slowly be sanitized by the composition of the soil where it drains. The tank should be pumped and cleaned when the tank is about one-third full of sludge.

Is There Any Water Leaking in or Out of the Tank or Cap?

We’ll also be inspecting the access cap and the surrounding area for any cracks or damage. Rainwater should not be able to flow into the tank, and wastewater should not be so high that is flowing out of the tank.

Are the Baffles Clean and Functioning?

The baffles are at the top of the inside of the tank, and keep the wastewater flowing freely towards the distribution box. We’ll be looking to make sure that the baffles haven’t been corroded by sludge or other things floating that shouldn’t be in the tank, like cigarette residue, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, etc.

Inspect the Distribution Box

This is where the wastewater is distributed towards the drainfield. We’ll be looking at the piping to make sure that there aren’t any issues with the flow of the wastewater.


We’ll also be looking at the drainfield, making sure there isn’t any standing water that could cause further issues.

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