Without indoor plumbing, your family and home would be transformed back to the time of the early settlers in the United States when one had to go outside to the outhouse. Whether your home is newly connected to a septic system or you are building a new home and plan to install a septic system on your property, be sure you take some important considerations into play when you plan and maintain the system's existence. Here are some recommendations to help you take the best care of your home's septic system so it can take care of you.
Plan For Proper Placement
The decision of the location where your septic system is going to be installed on your property is not one you make out of appearance or off the cuff. Your septic system, including its tank and drain field, needs to be positioned in a way that will best utilize its function and maintenance for regular tank pumping. You don't want to install a tank one hundred yards out into the back of your property, for example, because the length of drain pipe from your home to the tank can become clogged or damaged by roots. And it can make it difficult for your septic service professional to get out to access your tank for a clean-out.
The best placement of your septic tank is just outside of your home's foundation. This placement will provide it convenient access to drain waste from your home, as it will have a short distance it will need to travel at a downward-sloped angle. Then, if you do encounter a clog in the main drain line from your home, your plumbing professional can clean out the short length of pipe with a high-pressure water jet to easily restore the flow, and they will have easy access to pump out and remove solid wastes from the tank.
Look Out For Its Health
Once your tank and drain field lines are installed within your yard, you need to do your part to keep an eye on its proper function. If you find that your drains are slow, backed up, or gurgling or you smell an odor of sewage in your yard or the drain field soil becomes soggy, contact your septic professional. They will need to inspect your tank for problems, which can arise from too much waste in the tank or a clog in the drain field's pipe.
Once they pump the tank and inspect for any other problems, they can clear out the drain field pipes with a high-pressure water jet, which removes the blockage and cleans the interior of the line. Your septic system will be working properly once again and will be cleaned out of interior drain field line build-up and excessive solids from the tank.
To learn more, contact a septic pumping company.