Residential Preventative Maintenance
It’s a sad fact of life — things break. Cherished toys, adolescent hearts, Mom’s favorite vase (we didn’t even touch it, honest).
And when it comes to plumbing, backups and clogs, breakages are par for the course too.
Fortunately, after 70 years in the business, we’ve found the best way to fix a problem is to prevent it altogether. Our 3-Step Septic Maintenance Plan keeps your system healthy and stops issues before they happen.
3 STEP SEPTIC MAINTENANCE PLAN
We believe that maintaining your septic system or cesspool can be very simple if you follow our 3 Step Maintenance program:
Regular Septic and Cesspool Pumping Service
Bacterial Additive Products
1. Regular Septic and Cesspool Pumping Service
This is a key step (that’s why we made it #1). Sludge, debris and other nasty stuff will collect in your septic tank or cesspool over time; sooner or later, it needs pumping.
How soon? It depends on several factors and each system is different. Age of the system; the number of people who live in your home; whether or not you use a garbage disposal; and how often you do laundry are just a few considerations.
Check out our handy Septic Service Frequency Calculator, speak with one of our technicians, or call our customer service center and we’ll be happy to discuss the frequency of septic service that’s best for you.
2. Bacterial Additive Products
Bacteria may be a bad thing when it’s sitting on your sandwich, but it’s a rock star when it’s present in your septic system. That’s because bacteria is what breaks down and digests (eww) the organic solids.
Unfortunately, we all 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 (see sandwich example above), they also destroy the good bacteria that your system needs to function properly.
Rather than using over the counter bacterial formulas, we recommend our proprietary CCLS bacterial additive. One quart every other month is usually all you need to keep things functioning at their best. CCLS also keeps the pipes in your home clean, destroys household plumbing odors and reduces odor in trash cans.
Also, at the time of service, our technicians apply “Boost” to your system. Boost introduces enzymes which break down organic waste such as food products and grease. It’s 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.
3. Septic System Filter
Your septic system needs a filter, simple as that. And the filter needs to be kept clean.
Why? Because it protects your leach field by acting as a strainer, keeping out the hair, grit, grime and, ahem, larger particles (if you know what we mean) that have not yet broken down in your tank.
If you have a cesspool – rather than a septic system – a filter is not an option, so it’s even more important to follow the first two steps in maintaining a healthy system.
Septic System Repairs
Ready to set up a plan for your home?
We can’t say that we blame you. Have a chat with any of our friendly, experienced technicians and they’ll recommend a personally-tailored maintenance plan that fits your home’s unique needs. Or just give us a call.