Do you have a septic system installed on your property? If you are not getting monthly sewer bills, then your building is probably NOT connected to a centralized sewer system. In that case, you likely have an on-site wastewater treatment system, such as a septic system. If you do have a septic system, then remember to schedule periodic septic pumping and occasional septic cleaning to ensure your waste and wastewater are properly treated. If you are looking for septic tank pumping or septic tank cleaning in Agoura Hills, then call Rooter Man to schedule a convenient appointment or even request emergency assistance. Rooter Man is prepared to get to the root of any septic issue.
Knowing how the septic system works can help you better understand the value, and significance, of routine septic pumping in Agoura Hills.
When you flush the toilets or use the sinks and appliances, the resulting waste and wastewater travel down your drains and into the septic tank installed outside. This watertight structure is generally buried underground and can hold between 1,000 to 2,000 gallons. Of course, there are smaller and larger models available.
When waste and wastewater enter the septic tank, they naturally form 3 layers: a top layer of scum, a middle layer of wastewater, and a bottom layer of solid waste. The wastewater, or liquid effluent, continues flowing out of the septic tank through the outlet pipe and toward the drain field where it absorbs into the soil for treatment.
The solid waste and scum, meanwhile, must stay in the septic tank. Otherwise, they can cause blockages in the inlet and outlet pipes as well as other components of the septic system. Helpful bacteria helps make the most of the space in the septic tank by breaking down solid waste into dense, space-saving sludge.
The septic tank is limited in volume and can only hold so much sludge and waste. Eventually, it must be pumped out – but when? This depends on factors like the size of your septic tank, the number of people in your household, and so forth. The Environmental Protection Agency suggests the traditional septic system be pumped once every 3 to 5 years, but other models may need more frequent septic pumping.
If you delay septic pumping in Agoura Hills, you can expect sludge and waste to get into the pipes and cause all sorts of headaches like sewage backups, leaks, and even a septic system failure. In fact, if it has been over 5 years since you last pumped the septic tank, you might have to schedule a comprehensive septic cleaning in Agoura Hills instead.
If you are experiencing slow drainage or sewage backups in multiple drains and sinks, then it’s probably time for that wastewater treatment system cleaning. Call Rooter Man to request emergency septic tank cleaning, septic tank repair and installation at any time of the day. Our live representatives and dedicated septic specialists are on standby to take your call.