SEPTIC SYSTEM SERVICE & MAINTENANCE

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SEPTIC TANK/SYSTEM INSPECTIONS

It's recommended that if you have a septic tank, you have your system checked every year. Why should you do this? To avoid larger more costly issues. Inspection can detect issues that are otherwise invisible to you, like when the sludge and scum should be pumped out. Generally this is when the bottom layer of floating scum is within 6 inches of the outlet pipe or the sunken sludge layer is with 12 inches. Does this sound like something you know to look for or want to know how to do yourself? We didn't think so.

 

Luckily you can call us or request service online with BODEK INC.

 

This way you avoid any serious risks and safety concerns, and you can rest peacefully knowing that your septic system isn't going to backup into your house because you misjudged when you needed a pump or had a worse issue like a clog. 

We will send Mike out on his merry way with all of his years of experience and expert knowledge to measure your scum levels, check your septic system's pipes and mechanisms, and inspect the drain field to make sure it's taking care of the effluent properly. Without this inspection there's know way to know if you should have your septic tank pumped every year or every 3 years. So why risk it?

What Our Septic Service Includes

Why choose BODEK INC. for all of your septic services? Fair question. The simple answer is we do it right. But if you want to know exactly what's included, then read below.

  1. Back up truck to location.

  2. Determine length of hose needed.

  3. Stretch hoses.

  4. Expose septic lid.
    *NOTE: New customer or septic system, we suggest the installation of risers/lids for easy accessibility.

  5. Turn pump on.

  6. Insert hose and pump out septic tank.

  7. Remove hose and close lid.

  8. Turn pump off.

  9. Disconnect hose.

  10. Collect payment and wave goodbye taking your waste with us!

SEPTIC TANK/SYSTEM FAILURE PREVENTION

Prevention is something that you must always keep top-of-mind to avoid a septic system failure catastrophe. Preventing septic system failure also involves keeping the drain​ field clear. Never drive or park over the drain​ field, and don't allow livestock to walk over it. (Something we actually must be aware of ourselves – have you visited our office?) Heavy equipment should also be kept away from this area.

Never flush or pour chemicals down the drain.

Introducing these substances to your septic system can cause damage to the tank or piping and contaminate the groundwater in your area. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Drain openers

  • Paints

  • Household cleaning chemicals

  • Motor oils and fuels

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Cooking oils and grease

  • Pesticides and herbicides

Don't flush garbage down the toilet, including:

  • Diapers

  • Rags

  • Cleaning cloths

  • Dental floss

  • Feminine Products

  • Prophylactics

  • Cat litter

  • Cigarettes

Practice water conservation to prevent flooding your system.

 

Though your tank can handle many gallons of water, too much water at one time can overwork the system and cause solid waste to enter the drain​ field. Some tips for water conservation include:

  • Upgrade to low-flow faucets, toilets, and shower heads.

  • Use Energy​ Star appliances that are designed to use less water.

  • Don't let the water run excessively.

 

COMMON SEPTIC SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Clogs or backups are usually caused by improper or too-infrequent pumping. Your tank is completely full, and solid waste is being forced through the outlet tee baffle and clogging it.

 

Some signs that you have a clog include:

  • Wastewater backing up in your drains in your home

  • Foul odors in your home

  • Water draining slowly

Broken elements of your septic system need to be addressed as soon as they are spotted.

 

We can use a special camera that runs through your lines to locate the crack or leak and replace the part.A number of factors can cause baffles, lines, and pipes to break or crack, including:

  • Digging in the wrong place

  • Sulfuric acid or rust deterioration

  • Tree-root infiltration

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