Maintenance Is Critical To Septic Tank Systems

Whether you own a home or business, you likely understand the importance of keeping the physical structure in safe shape. But what about the out-of-sight systems you rely on each day, such as a septic system? While it might seem like one more chore, being too lax in residential or commercial septic system care can affect more than your pocketbook. Jones Plumbing & Septic Tank Service provides expert septic tank services to keep your system in top shape! For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

3 Benefits Of Septic Tank Maintenance

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Septic tank companies such as Jones Plumbing & Septic Tank Service can speak for hours about the benefits of regular maintenance, but for brevity’s sake, here are our top three benefits.

1. Maintenance Is Cheaper Than System Replacement

The cost of installing a new septic system can quickly reach thousands of dollars, depending on the type of system. For many home and business owners, this replacement cost usually exceeds an everyday budget. Regular maintenance, which includes an annual inspection, is usually significantly cheaper and can be done in a matter of minutes.

2. Increased Property Value

Whether you plan to sell the property now or in the future, a healthy septic system will increase the property value. It will also make the property more appealing to buyers, as they won’t have to replace a failing septic system earlier than expected.

3. Healthy Septic System, Healthy Environment

Septic system failures can impact the health of occupants of the home or business, as well as neighbors and the surrounding environment.

Exposure to and contact with sewage through a plumbing backup — which commonly occurs without regular septic tank pumping — can unleash the potential for many health issues.

Plus, since septic systems are located underground, any leaks and/or overflows can quickly contaminate groundwater and other potable water supplies.

Easy Ways To Maintain Your Septic System

Maintaining a septic system isn’t a task that only professionals can handle. With these three easy-to-use tips, home and business owners can have the peace-of-mind their system likely won’t require emergency repairs between service appointments. But if you need an emergency septic tank service, residents know they can count on Jones Plumbing & Septic Tank Service!

Practice Water Conservation

Any septic system needs a certain amount of regular water flow to help solids separate inside the tank. But too much water can overwhelm the system and instead force solids into the outflow pipe and into the drainfield. Once a blockage or clog occurs, wastewater is unable to filter through the drainfield and the entire system backs up.

Here are three easy ways for you to practice water conservation each day:

  • Only running a dishwasher or clothes washer when it's full;
  • Immediately repairing all leaky faucets and toilets; and
  • Switching out older toilets and shower heads for newer, low-flow models.

Watch The Drains

The professional technicians with Jones Plumbing & Septic Tank Service know that sometimes fat, oil, and grease (FOG) and other food waste will accidentally wash down the drain. But these accidents should be few and far between to maintain the health of your septic system.

Schedule Septic Tank Cleaning As Necessary

A system needs to be pumped and cleaned every 3 years to 5 years, but more frequent cleaning may be needed depending on tank size and how many people are using the system daily. During a septic tank cleaning, our technicians remove all waste from the tank using an industrial vacuum then inspect the tank and drainfield for leaks and other issues.