Routine septic pumping and cesspool pumping is the key to maintaining a healthy system.
There is no way to avoid sludge build up, but regular servicing helps keep it at a manageable level and avoid the need for septic or cesspool repairs.
Your septic tank or cesspool must be cleaned properly and pumped on a regular basis to ensure that your system remains at a healthy liquid balance. Regular septic service and cesspool pumping will help to identify potential problems that could be lurking under the surface.
Our technicians are trained to spot warning signs the home owner would not see.
We believe that maintaining your septic system or cesspool can be very simple if you follow our 3 Step Maintenance program:
Several factors should be considered when deciding how often your septic tank or cesspool system needs to be serviced. You must take into account the age of the system, the number of occupants in your home, the use of a garbage disposal and the amount of laundry being done in the home. Every system is different. What is right for your system may not be right for your neighbor's. Speak with your Wind River Environmental technician or call our customer service center to discuss the appropriate frequency of septic service for you.
Bacteria must be present in the septic tank or cesspool system in order to break down and digest the organic solids. Today, households use a wide range of anti-bacterial soaps, detergents and cleaning fluids. While these ordinary household products do a great job killing unwanted bacteria in your home, they also destroy beneficial bacteria that your system needs in order to function properly. In our experience, over the counter solutions are not properly formulated to meet today's cesspool needs.
a. To ensure consistent periodic introduction of bacteria into your system, we suggest using our CCLS bacterial additive. One quart every other month will likely be sufficient to help your system function at its best. CCLS also keeps the pipes in your home clean, destroys household plumbing odors and reduces odor in trash cans.
b. Boost is applied to your septic tank or cesspool by your Wind River Environmental Technician at the time of service. Wind River Environmental Boost introduces enzymes intended to breakdown organic waste such as food products and grease from kitchen waste and garbage grinders. It is essentially a shock treatment for your septic tank, and true to its name it will give your tank the bacteria boost it needs to break down solids.
If your septic system was installed with a filter, it should be cleaned at every septic service. We recommend that you install a septic tank filter if you do not have one. It is an important tool that will protect your leach field by acting as a strainer, keeping the hair, grit, grime, and larger particles not yet broken down in your tank from getting out into your leach field lines. If you have a cesspool system there is no outlet tee to install a filter, so it is very important to follow the first 2 steps to maintain a healthy system.
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