Homeowners who monitor their septic system on a regular basis will be saved the mess and hassle of septic problems that arise without warning.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 22, 2013
If you are boasting about how infrequently you have had to maintain your septic system, stop tooting your horn. Tanks that have been woefully neglected tend to amass a huge amount of muck that can cause critical problems with little or no warning. Ace Acme Septic Tank Services, Inc recently released an article encouraging septic system users to properly maintain their septic tanks, rather than avoiding the task until its too late. To view the full article, click here.
Their article states that a septic tank can only be considered healthy for three to five years. At that time, the sludge will have built up to approximately 25% of the tank’s capacity. Pumping the tank out at this point is recommended in order to avoid extra buildup, which will cause water to flood the drainage field without proper time to settle. Contaminates and raw waste could then flow into the surrounding area.
The instructions from Ace Acme also recommend septic tank users to clean out the Baffle Filter, a filter located in the “exit” area of the septic tank. This is the last method of filtration before the water is released into the drainage field. If the filter does not block foam or scum, the muck can potentially block the drain pipes. The article suggests that owners change the Baffle Filter every six months.
The article concludes with a discussion of water conservation and the environmental benefits that ensue. Stewarding the amount of water usage will not only help a septic system to function properly, but it will also hold certain environmental harms at bay.
Pumping out the system, cleaning filters, and regulating water flow are three vital aspects of septic tank upkeep. Homeowners who monitor their septic system on a regular basis will be saved the mess and hassle of septic problems that arise without warning.
About Ace Acme:
Serving Northwest home and business owners since 1952, Ace Acme provides high quality septic tank pumping services. Their team of professionals know what it takes to protect the environment, excel within the industry, and work hard for every customer. Visit http://www.aceacme.com for helpful information and exceptional service.
Ace-Acme Septic Tank Services Inc.
17924 67th Avenue Northeast Arlington, WA 98223
Phone: (360) 659-1881