Forgetting about your septic system is easy. Out of sight, out of mind. Of course, whatever you send down the drain has to go somewhere, and that place is your septic tank. Your septic tank houses the most substantial amount of water in your home and connects to vast quantities of pipes and drains.
Over years of use, the septic tank’s contents become split into three distinct levels: scum, wastewater, and sludge. Scum is the layer that is found on the top of the septic tank that contains oils and grease. Wastewater is the layer between scum and sludge that contains contaminated water. Sludge is the bottom layer that contains fecal matter and other solids that have made it down the drain.
Is my septic system clogged?
If a septic tank is left unattended for too long, it’s possible that the pipes in the tank are clogged and are causing the system to fail. This problem occurs due to buildup and lack of proper cleaning. Pumping the septic system every 1 to 3 years mitigates this problem.
What does pumping do for my septic system?
Pumping your septic system at regular intervals will increase the overall lifespan of your septic system and will improve the overall performance of the system. Solid wastes take longer to decompose in water, so allowing them to be exposed to oxygen and dry out will accelerate the decomposition process. With more solid waste decomposed, the chance of clogging a drain is minimized, as contents can flow freely without obstructing any pathways in the pipe.
Schedule a Pump
Servicing your septic system is important, and we have the experience you need, offering septic system service in Chester County and surrounding areas for over 30 years.
Increasing the lifespan of your septic system is a great way to avoid expensive repairs and can be done for a small cost every 1 to 3 years. Here at Delaware Valley Septics, we charge only $295 to pump tanks that are 2,000 gallons or less. For tanks that are larger, the added cost is only $0.13 per gallon.
Call 1-(844)-4-DELVAL today to schedule a pump, or visit our website to find out about our other abilities such as sewer services in Radnor, PA and the surrounding areas.