Septic Tank Pumping

Septic Tank Pumping

Your septic system is, for the most part, invisible–but it’s one of the most vital systems in your household. Waste from all kinds of fixtures and machines (including sinks, laundry machines and toilets) flows into this tank and is safely treated and kept there. In order to safely dispose of the waste your home produces, you must make sure your septic system is properly maintained.

How Does a Septic Tank Work?

Your septic tank is doing its job for you every day, whether you think about it or not. When something goes wrong, however, it is impossible to ignore. Don’t wait until you have a backup or a malfunction to examine your septic system. You will regret it later. Just like everything else in life, problems can often be avoided with preparation and regular maintenance. Prevention is key. For instance, large amounts of oil, grease and fat going down your drains can require a more frequent pumping schedule. If you inspect and maintain your tank diligently you can avoid disaster. .The inside of your tank has three substance levels: the sludge or heavy matter, such as solids and toilet paper, that sinks to the bottom; the scum or organic matter, that floats at the top; and the middle area or effluent, which is comprised of grey water that carried the scum or sludge into the tank. Eventually your scum and sludge levels can rise dangerously, at which point you will need to have the tank pumped or cleaned out.

Septic Tank Pumping & Maintenance

Be a responsible homeowner! Don’t forget to think about your septic tank every once in awhile and have some professionals check it out. For the most reliable results, call or schedule an appointment with King County Septic to come pump or inspect your system to ensure proper function and smooth sailing in the long run.  
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