When’s the last time you had your septic tank pumped? A septic tank stores and treats a home’s waste-water because it’s not connected to the sewer. If you have a septic tank, when you flush the waste down the toilet, it ends up in the tank. Did you know that the metro-Atlanta area is one of the largest metros with a huge percentage of homes still using septic tanks? The good thing is, we’re a septic service company serving many areas northwest of the Atlanta metro, including the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, & Pickens county!
WHY YOU SHOULD PUMP YOUR SEPTIC TANK & BEWARE IF YOU DON’T!
Do you know how the septic tank actually works? Solid waste will fall to the bottom of the tank where it’s known as “sludge.” Toward the top, lighter waste is known as “scum” this is where oil and grease go. In the middle, there’s water that’s mostly free of solids.
The middle water does contain nitrogen and some other chemicals, all of which get filtered down through pipes into the septic field and into the earth. Now, what about the scum and sludge? They generally stay in the tank! Some sludge will decay thanks to the action of bacteria– but not all of it will go away. Therefore, the septic tank needs to be pumped every 3 to 5 years in order to remove the build of horrible smelling, yucky sludge.
HIRE A SEPTIC PROFESSIONAL TO PUMP YOUR SEPTIC TANK!
Ideally, you should hire a professional company like Kaylor Septic Servicing to pump out your tank. This way you won’t have sludge blocking drainage from your home, backing up lines. Too much sludge could lead to clogged sinks and drains in the home and you’d smell awful odors if this happened. Another issue is that the sludge could seep into your soil killing plants and causing a wretched odor.
It’s a good idea to schedule regular septic tank pump-outs. Call Kaylor Septic Servicing today to schedule yours: 770-597-3241.