Caring For Your Commercial Septic System

For businesses in rural areas, a septic tank system can be the only option available for effectively disposing of the wastewater from the business. Unfortunately, business owners may fail to attend to the more intensive care needs that these systems will have when compared to what they may be accustomed to providing for their home's septic system.

Understand The Limits Of Septic System Additives

It is common for individuals to attempt to boost the performance of their septic system by using chemical or bacterial additives. These substances can help to improve the rate at which solid debris is broken down in the septic tank. However, there are limits to what these substances can accomplish. For example, they will not be able to correct a septic tank that has started to develop clogs as a result of this debris. Furthermore, using these additives too frequently can lead to imbalances in the population of the different bacteria that these systems rely on to break down the solid matter that has entered the tank.

Ensure Grease Traps Are Maintained

Many businesses will face the risk of large amounts of grease entering its septic system. This will often the case for restaurants, but it can also be a concern for industrial enterprises. Grease entering the septic tank system can create considerable problems for the business. These can range from the tank developing minor clogs to the bacteria population in it crashing. The use of grease traps can avoid these situations, but these traps will only be effective if they are being emptied and cleaned on a regular basis. Unfortunately, repairing grease damage to a septic tank system can be a major ordeal as it may be necessary to excavate the soil to replace components that were too severely clogged to be repaired.

Follow The Recommended Service Schedule For The Business's Septic System

Every septic tank system will have a recommended maintenance schedule that should be followed. The most important part of this maintenance will be pumping it every few years. This will remove any solid matter that has settled at the bottom of the tank. A business may be concerned about having this type of pumping done due to concerns it will disrupt the operations of the firm. However, pumping a septic tank will only take a couple of hours for a professional service to complete, and this can make it easy to schedule this work during times when customers are not expected to be at the company.

To learn more, contact a commercial septic system service in your area.