Regular Maintenance Prevents Septic Pump Problems

Having your septic system regularly maintained is the key to avoiding costly problems with your septic pump and tank. There are many advantages to having regular septic maintenance.

  1. Prevent Emergency Situations: When Septic Medic comes to you home for regular scheduled maintenance we will inspect sludge levels, look for any liquid waste or cracks around the lid or in the drain field, and address anything that could cause a pump problem in the future so that we can address it quickly.
  2. Extend the Lifespan of Your Septic Pump & System: When a septic system is not pumped and cleaned regularly you can experience messy sewage backups which reduce the lifespan of your home system. Keep your pump and tank free of dangerous pollutants and it will last for many years.
  3. Avoid Paying the Price: Septic pump problems that are not repaired in a timely manner can result in costly system replacement and installation. Regular maintenance will allow you to catch many tank and pump problems before they become emergencies and fully disrupt your septic systems functionality.

Learn more about Septic System Maintenance and contact Septic Medic to schedule an inspection today.

How Often Do You Need to Pump or Clean your Septic System?

How often do you need to pump your septic tank?

For most families, it is important to have a septic tank pumped around once every three to five years.  If you have more people using the septic system or if there is more water used at your home than in the typical household, you will need to have your septic pumped more frequently. You do not want to wait too long to pump your septic system, as waiting a long time can cause your system to become damaged.

Pumping your septic system is not something that you should do yourself- you need to get your system pumped by a professional company that knows how to pump it safely. When you contact Septic Medic, we can help you to determine if it is time to pump your septic and we can take care of the pumping process for you.  Give us a call to schedule the clean-out of your septic system that is necessary to keep your system functioning and to keep your family healthy.

What Does Septic Maintenance Entail?

Having your septic system maintained regularly can save you money by helping you to identify and solve problems before they happen. Regular maintenance can also make your system last longer and can help to keep your family safer because you won’t need to worry about pollutants finding their way into water.

Septic maintenance involves doing many different things. One part of the maintenance process involves checking the levels of sludge that are within the septic system. This helps you to determine when the septic system needs to be pumped out.  Septic maintenance also involves looking for liquid waste that may be located on the surface of the ground, inspecting the lid of the septic system for cracks, and making sure baffles are intact and not damage.

These are just a few of the different things that Septic Medic can do as a part of your routine septic maintenance.  Call us today to schedule your maintenance and learn more.

Do You Need a Septic Tank Repair?

When your septic tank is not working correctly, you need to address the problem. Failure to fix a damaged or broken system can have very serious consequences for the environment and for your family’s health. You could find yourself with ground and surface water that is contaminated and you could find your back yard filled with bacteria and viruses.  You don’t want to take a chance on creating a health hazard, so you should call Septic Medic as soon as possible if you suspect that there may be some issue with your septic system.

Signs that you may have a problem include visible standing water above your septic drain field; wet areas in your drain field; slow running toilets, or unusual odors in your home. If you suspect you have an issue, call Septic Medic right away to get an expert out to diagnose your problem and help find a solution

What Should You Do if Your Septic Alarm is Going Off?

Many septic systems have an alarms on them. If that alarm starts to go off, it is difficult for homeowners to know exactly what they should do in response.  The best thing you can do is to call Septic Medic, who can come out to your home and diagnose the problem with your system. Septic Medic can explain how to fix the problem and can get your alarm turned off and your septic back in working order.

There are a number of possible reasons why a septic system alarm may go off. The alarm typically goes off when the septic system experiences a high water event and it is not able to either remove the excess water or process your disposed waste as a result. This could happen because of a leak in the system causing ground water to enter or because your septic system has gotten too much water at once. Septic Medic can help to find the problem and fix it, so call as soon as possible.