It is essential to have your septic system pumped and cleaned regularly to ensure it keeps operating correctly. The timing of your cleanings will depend on a variety of factors including the size of your tank and the amount of use it gets, but generally septic tanks should be cleaned every 3 years, or annually if you have a waste disposal.
Essentially all of the wastewater from your sink, shower, bath, toilet, washing machine etc leave your house and combine in your septic tank. But once there, it separates into heavy sludge which sinks to the bottom of your tank, proteins, fats and oils become a floating scum layer and in the middle is the liquid effluent. It is the effluent that drains into your leachfield or drainfield.
Even with a healthy and correctly operating septic system the sludge layer will build up, which therefore, requires septic cleaning to remove it and ensure that your system continues to operate correctly. At All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services we utilize specialized miniature equipment to locate specific areas of your system, such as a sewer cam that is used to investigate the inside of your sewer lines, and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field to ensure that we perform a thorough septic cleaning.
If you have any questions about septic cleaning or if you wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com