John Massey & Craig Massey
Phone # 1-866-907-7737EXPERTS IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE BUSINESS SINCE 1967
SEPTIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The U.S. Government Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Public Health Service says, "A septic tank system will serve a home satisfactorily only if it is properly designed, installed, and adequately maintained. Even a good system which does not have proper care and attention may become a nuisance and burdensome expense".
Septic system maintenance means two simple things. First, sludge that accumulates in the bottom of the tank must be pumped out periodically. How frequently depends on the size of the tank, the use it gets, and the condition of the system. There is no additive that you can put in the tank that will deal with the sludge. IT MUST BE PUMPED OUT. If not pumped out, the sludge will eventually overflow into the soil absorption area. This will clog the system, and it will need to be replaced, at enormous expense and inconvenience.
The TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) (insert link to http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/) recommends that septic systems be pumped every 3 to 5 years to maintain the system.
The cost of having to replace a system prematurely will be greater than the related cost of having the system maintained over the life.