It is never a good idea to take an out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach to septic service in Bethel, OH. If your system has not received any professional attention recently, we recommend arranging for service in the near future to prevent septic system failure. Here are six services to consider for 2016:
- Jet aeration: This is a highly effective way to clean your septic tank. Giving it a good cleaning can help us determine whether the tank is working well and if any pumps or digesters require attention. Jet aeration cleaning involves high-pressure water blasting followed by vacuum removal. If you notice odors, experience gurgling or notice surfacing sewage, it is likely a good idea to have us stop by to start this process. Having this done every two to five years will solve most problems before they become serious.
- Sludge disposal: Sludge generates in the leaching pool. Removing it from digesters, lagoons, and holding tanks helps support bacteria that disintegrates waste and keeps a septic system functional. Once we remove it, we analyze it for toxicity and figure out the best way to dispose of it safely. Sometimes it can be used for compost, but other times we need to transport it for incineration.
- Wastewater transport: When it is time to change out your leach pool or remove processed water, we can also transport it for safe disposal. Our fleet includes various sizes of trucks and trailers starting at 2,000 gallons and moving up to 6,000 gallons, allowing us to accommodate systems of any size.
- Assess your leach field: Your leach field contains a network of perforated pipes laid out in trenches or beds. It diverts water trickle into the soil and through the gravel area to disperse it after use. Much like tanks and other parts of a septic system, leach fields can require replacement, especially if the pipes have been used for a long while and are wearing out. We can check for these issues and recommend needed maintenance or repairs. If there is a better location for your leach field, we can recommend that, too.
- Inspect your septic tank: Septic tanks require pumping every three to five years. Even with this maintenance, they can wear out, and you may have to anticipate replacement. You do not want to risk waste leaking into the soil, as that can contaminate the water supply. Inspections usually happen during pumping, so if it has been more than five years since you’ve had that service, arrange for it as soon as possible.
- Address any issues: If you notice odors, gurgling, frequent backups or slow draining, make addressing those issues a priority in 2016. These are often signs of imminent failure, and you do not want to experience that problem—especially in winter. Even if you kept up with maintenance, cold temperatures and other environmental factors can still damage your septic system. Do not hope that any issues will somehow fix themselves.
Gullett Sanitation Services Inc offers septic service in Bethel, OH and the surrounding area. If it is time for maintenance or you suspect a repair is needed, call us today.