To keep your system in the best condition, maintenance is the key component. By neglecting your septic system, you are putting yourself at risk for a backup, which can lead to thousands of dollars in damage.
You will know when your septic system is backed up because waste can build up in your home or yard. When this happens, you may have to replace a single component or your entire system.
Key factors that go into determining how often you need to have your system inspected include:
- The size of your septic tank
- Your home’s water usage
- The habits of those living in your home
Depending on these factors, you might only need an inspection once or year, or possibly more often than that. If there are a lot of people in your home, you will need more frequent inspections because of heavier water use.
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During a septic tank inspection, a technician from Transou's Plumbing & Septic will come to your home and uncover your tanks to measure scum and sludge levels and look at the baffles.
This will tell the inspector how much longer you can wait until getting your septic tank pumped. We evaluate the scum and sludge level so we know what your risk is for a backup. If the levels are too high, we will recommend a septic tank pumping to clean out the tank. Typically, you only need a septic tank pumping every 3 to 5 years, depending on the listed factors.
During a septic tank pumping, our technicians will remove all scum and sludge and be sure that there are no blocks in the system. After pumping, we will take the waste and dispose of it properly. To learn more about us, please click here.
To get your tank inspected or pumped, call us at 336-765-1161.
Most Popular Septic Inspection & Pumping Services
✅ Residential Septic System Inspection
At Transou's Plumbing & Septic, we understand the importance of maintaining your septic system. With so many people relying on it for their daily needs, it's important to make sure that it's well-kept and working efficiently. Our experts will thoroughly inspect your system and make recommendations for how to keep it running smoothly.
✅ Commercial Septic System Inspection
If you're worried about your commercial septic system, leave that to our team, and we will handle the job professionally! Our team will inspect your septic tank, drains, and leach field to ensure they are functioning properly. We may recommend repairs if there are problems with your wastewater system.
✅ Residential Septic Tank Pumping
A septic tank pumps out will remove all of the solid waste from your tank so it can be disposed of properly. This prevents overloading on your system and flooding in your yard. It also helps keep odors at bay. Our team is available to pump out any residential septic tank. No matter how big or small the job may be, we'll be there every step of the way!
✅ Commercial Septic Tank Pumping
Whether you own a restaurant or a hotel, commercial septic tank pumping is essential to maintaining your property's sanitation. If left unattended, an unclean tank can cause damage to your building's foundation and even lead to bacterial contamination in the area surrounding your building. That's why we offer commercial septic tank pumping services that are safe and effective in keeping everything working smoothly.
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During a septic pumping service, we will open the septic tank lid and remove the sludge from the top to the bottom of the septic tank. We will then pump out any remaining thick sludge, solids, and water in your septic tank and disinfect it with our special cleaning solution. After this process is complete, we will refill your septic tank with freshwater, ensuring all parts are sealed properly and ready for use!
The frequency of septic pumping depends on how much you have been using your septic system recently. The more frequently you use it, the more waste it accumulates. We recommend having your septic tank pumped once every year or two.
It would be best if you do not use bleach in your septic system because it can harm the bacteria that help break down waste in your plumbing system.
A septic filter is used to prevent solid particles that are too large from passing through your leach field. The solid particles are trapped in the filter, preventing them from clogging up your leach field and causing backups.
No! Planting flowers or bushes over your leach field is not a good idea. The roots of plants can grow through the pipes, which could cause obstruction and clogs. Also, plants and trees can block sunlight from reaching the leach field, which can cause the septic system to fail.