2 Ways to Maintain Your Septic Tank

If you live off the sewer line, you probably have a septic tank so that your wastewater can be drained from your house and then filtered and cleaned. A septic tank has at least two chambers so that the water can go into the first tank for the first part of the filtration process. As that water gets cleaned, it moves into the second chamber, and then eventually out into a leach field. Because of all that your septic tank does, you need to make sure that you are taking care of it properly. There are several things that you can do to make sure that you are taking care of your septic tank. 


One thing that you can do to take care of your septic tank is to have it pumped out regularly. There are anaerobic bacteria that live in your septic tank. These bacteria demolish the solids in the waste, but they leave a sludge behind. That sludge will build up over time. The sludge build up may block the outlets in the tank, making it overflow. Overflow is a huge mess and can be very expensive to fix.

If you have a professional come out and pump the tank regularly, then the build up and overflow is less likely to happen. The pump company will bring in a vacuum truck that will have a hose. The hose will go down into your tank and suck up everything in it. Then the pump company will take everything away and dispose of it safely so that you don't have to deal with it, and your tank will be ready to go. 


Another thing that you can do is to care for your tank is adding special enzymes. The easiest way to do that is to flush them down your toilet or pour them down your sink. The enzymes can help boost the bacteria in the tank and make them stronger. The enzymes can also help eat all the sludge and such in your tank, which can help it run better. A professional can tell you which enzymes would be best for your tank.

If you have a septic tank, you want to make sure that you are taking care of it so that it will continue to work as long as you need it to. Follow these tips to help extend your tank's lifespan. 

To learn more about septic tanks, contact a company like Economy  Septic Service