Emergency Septic System Service
Septic System Service and Maintenance
Septic systems are underground structures that treat wastewater. Water flows out of homes into septic tanks, then into leach fields, where the water disperses. Want to know more about septic systems and their impact on your property?
Septic System FAQs:
What is a septic tank?
A septic tank is an underground container of wastewater. Solid waste becomes sludge on the bottom. Oil floats to the top. The tank retains sludge and oil, releasing water.
What is a leach field?
After wastewater leaves a tank, it flows through piping into a leach field, a place where it disperses in soil.
How do you maintain a septic system?
The sludge and oil that your septic tank collects must be pumped out every 3-5 years.
What septic system information do you need before you buy a home with a septic system?
Request information on the tank’s location and service history. Schedule a professional inspection, including a septic loading and dye test before you make your offer on the home or business.
How long does a septic system last?
The lifespan of your septic system depends on use, construction materials and pumping frequency. If you think your system is starting to fail, reach out immediately and have your septic system inspected.
For more information, call (518) 868-4233