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While most septic tanks need to be cleaned every three to five years, there are many factors that can affect the frequency that you need to clean out your septic tank, including:
We thoroughly clean your septic tank by pumping out both sides of the tank. We remove all sludge and scum from the tank. We also check for any possible issues or potential problems, such as root intrusion. We can advise you of the problem and recommend a cost-effective solution, such as using a copper sulfate solution.
Septic tank components are typically buried between 4 inches and 4 feet underground. However, they are often hidden and unmarked, so you might experience difficulty in locating it. However, there are a few possible ways to uncover it. You can check with permits for your property to find the location of the septic system. If that doesn’t work, you can use a metal probe to try to locate the system. You can also call us for help in locating the cover.
Usually, the septic tank may only appear full after a pumping, but it is not. All septic tanks need some residual water to function. This will usually cause the tank to be filled 8 to 12 inches from the tank’s lid, depending on the size and type of septic tank. If the issue is not the residual water, it may be that you have a clog somewhere between your property and the septic tank.
Someone will always answer your call during our regular business hours. In most cases, we can set up next-day pumping when necessary. We offer next-day septic service for Anza, Canyon Lake, Hemet, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Temecula, and surrounding cities. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
There are several things that you can do throughout the year to help maintain a healthy septic tank. One is to be careful about what you send down the train. Minimize what you put down the garbage disposal to prevent the buildup of solids in your tank. Also, avoid pouring grease down the drain, which can cause clogs. Only flush waste and toilet paper in your toilets. Regular inspections and maintenance can also help keep your tank healthy.
Roots from nearby trees can cause significant problems with your septic system, so you will want to be proactive about keeping them out of your tank. You can use a chemical solution that helps prevent roots from growing in your plumbing system that you pour down a drain. Alternatively, you can use a chemical solution that slows root growth. This may require you to dig several small holes near the offending tree and the septic tank and then administer the answer in these holes. You can also use a root barrier that prevents roots from crossing the line near your septic tank.
Your garbage disposal and dishwasher might not be harmful to your tank. It depends on several factors, including the appliance’s age, its efficiency, and how you use it. However, some dishwasher detergents can lead to buildup, so try to find an eco-friendly detergent, if possible. Also, try to keep solids out of the garbage disposal to prevent potential issues. It is also good practice not to use all water-related appliances at the same time to avoid overwhelming your septic system. Not all septic systems were built to handle greater demand, so call a professional if you suspect a problem with yours.
Septic system failure is often caused by low maintenance or foreign objects in the drain. Some familiar sources of septic system failure include:
Some signs that your septic system is failing include:
There are several things you can do to maintain your septic system, including:
Neglecting your septic tank’s maintenance can cause backups and the need to pay for costly repairs. It can also decrease the lifetime of your system. Additionally, a failed septic system can be dangerous to the health of humans and animals. Contact Lanik Septic Service for your next pumping or septic tank service.