Onsite Sewage System Maintenance
A septic system is a machine, and, like a car, to keep it running properly you have to take care of it. Without proper operation and maintenance, the risk of failure is high. Failure can mean sewage on the ground surface, into a roadside ditch, or worse yet, into your own home or business.
As the owner of an onsite system, you have the responsibility to operate and maintain your system within state regulations, local ordinances, permit requirements, and manufacturer's recommendations. This can be overwhelming for onsite owners, considering the multitude of systems installed and system/permit requirements. Because onsite systems range from the simple to the complex, it's important to have a reliable, experienced service provider to evaluate your system and recommend a maintenance program. This is where we can help.
We fix and maintain the working components of the alternative treatment units and dispersal fields. Below are some examples of abused systems that have not been maintained and how they should appear when the system is being maintained and functioning correctly.
Filter maintenance is also very important.
Homeowners should be aware that landscaping around the treatment unit does influence how easily treatment units can be accessed for service and maintenance.
Homeowners should be aware that roots can infiltrate treatment components and harm the system. Trees and shrubs should not be placed near the treatment system or in the dispersal area.
Here are some examples of good landscaping.
Our service technicians will replace failing or outdated components when needed.