You have got your dream home. The perfect brick siding set against that wonderful backdrop of some great Georgia trees. Relaxing in the yard is the best way to unwind from a busy day. The fresh air of the outdoors surrounding you in the comfort of your own home is a great privilege. Your yard is part of your home and becomes a place for entertaining. However if you have a septic tank you would never want the septic tank to ruin that for you. Therefore it is ideal that you get the septic tank pumped every two to three years so you don’t run into any problems.
Scum, Gray Water, Sludge.
The simple design of a septic tank is pretty fairly unbeatable. Reliant on the naturally occurring microbial ecosystem that grows out of the waste from you house, a septic tank almost takes care of itself. There are three layers of waste once they go into the system of the tank. The fats and proteins of your waste float and are called the scum layer in the tank, the middle layer is gray water which is the most transparent and then sludge is the heaviest layer in your tank sticking to bottom and the filter. The design of septic tanks releases gray water so it goes into the ground below the water table.
Sludge and Scum
The sludge part of the septic tank is what the solids are of the tank. You can buy special toilet paper to help reduce the sludge. However, it is the sludge that can sometimes stick to the filter and clog up the entire septic system. To prevent build up you need to monitor the septic tank. It is normal that these things get reduced once every 2 to three years by removal. But trust us, you do not want to remove the sludge and scum yourself. When it comes to pumping your septic tank the professionals know what to do best, and are best at it.
Pumping with Snellville Septic Service
When the scum has reached a certain level and when the sludge has reached a high level crowding in the room for the gray water that is when it is best to get the septic tank pumped. It is highly recommended that you get your tank pumped regularly. We offer this service and our septic tank inspection service in between pumping so we can give an educated approximation as when the next pumping is needed. If you do not get your septic tank regularly pumped there is a chance it could overflow. No one wants that.
Everyone wants to avoid his or her septic tank from overflowing. Having a septic tank overflow creates a mess that is disastrous to your yard and your neighborhood. It could cost a lot more to clean up then just getting it pumped on the regular. There can be a backflow of the tank into the house; there might also be water seeping into the ground and a runoff into the water bodies near by contaminating them with sludge. It could be a really big mess if it taints ground water. So it is very important to make sure you get your septic tank pumped by an expert you trust.