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The most important thing you can do to help ensure a long life for your septic system is to have your septic tank cleaned on a regular basis. Our technicians are trained to thoroughly service your septic tank, and once your property is in our system, we remind you every three years to pump out your tank.

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Superior Septic Service

Maintaining Your System


The primary purpose of the septic tank is to serve as a trap or separator. As wastewater enters the tank, the solid waste is trapped in the tank and the same amount of treated wastewater (effluent) leaves the tank as entered. The effluent still contains particles of solid waste, which continues to be very slowly treated in the drainfield by anaerobic bacteria. Some of this waste matter is not digestible by the bacteria and settles into the drainfield. Over a long period of time it begins to clog soils, gravel and perforated piping. Heavier waste settles to the bottom of the tank. This buildup on the bottom of the tank is called “sludge.” The lighter waste and greases settle to the top. This top layer is called “scum.” Between these two layers is where the clarified effluent is drawn out of the tank by gravity and into the drainfield. The better the quality of effluent entering the drainfield, the longer the life of the drainfield. The thicker the two layers are, the more particles of waste enter the drainfield and the faster the clogging occurs, shortening the life of the system. - See more at: http://www.vdwws.com/services/septic-tank-cleanings/#sthash.cqkBw3AM.dpuf

Many people believe that if they haven't had any problems with their septic tank, then it doesn't need pumping. The problem with this thinking is that by the time there IS a problem, you may have cost yourself thousands of dollars that could have been prevented with regular maintenance.


As your system is used, solid materials settle to the bottom of the tank, forming a sludge layer. Grease and lightweight material float to the surface of the tank, forming scum.


When the sludge level increases beyond the typical pumping point, sewage has less time to settle properly before leaving the tank. As the sludge level increases, more solid wastes escape into the soil absorption system.


If this becomes clogged, the plumbing will "back up" and unsanitary waste will flood your yard and could bubble up to the surface within your home.


If it remains in this condition, pipes can burst resulting in thousands in repairs. We recommend pumping your system every 3 years to maintain a functioning septic system.

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