For many homeowners in rural areas, having a septic system can be an intimidating prospect, especially if they come from an area with city sewer services. Although many may not want to spend time thinking about their septic system, maintenance is very important to prevent surprises and mishaps. Developing a relationship with a local company that offers full septic services will help you properly maintain your system and give you peace of mind.
Septic Pump Cleaning Services Will Help Maintain Your System
A septic system is a fairly closed system, meaning that it is not connected to a city sewer system that offers waste treatment. In a septic system, some waste in the form of liquids is distributed slowly back into the ground via a drain or leech field, while scum (with a consistency between a liquid and solid) and solids stay in the tank. For long-term maintenance, pumping your tank will be periodically necessary. Pumping primarily removes scum or more liquid layers of solids. For cleaning solids from a tank, you will also occasionally need a septic tank cleaning. When cleaning is needed will vary according to the size and age of your septic tank as well as the number of individuals living at the residence where the system is being used.
Septic Tank Cleaning to Reset Your System
For a deeper cleaning of your system, it will be necessary to periodically have your tank completely emptied and cleaned. This is a more involved operation than a septic pump because it will also remove solid waste from the tank and foreign objects that might block drainage or impede flow to your drain field. This is also an ideal time to have the tank inspected for cracks or damage, particularly with older systems. For systems with steel tanks, a cleaning will also allow a septic services professional to look for rust and potential failure points.
Commercial Businesses Benefit from Grease Trap Cleaning
Restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses that need to dispose of grease, fat, and oils will also need to regularly utilize grease trap cleaning services. Allowing a build-up of these substances will help these businesses avoid potential plumbing problems and maintain compliance with any local or state regulations.
Maintaining Your Septic’s Lift Station
Septic systems use drain fields and gravity to slowly disperse liquids back into the ground. For septic sites where the land is flat and gravity needs a little help, a lift system is installed to pump fluids so that gravity comes back into play. This is also useful when the required location for a septic tank is in a low-lying area. D & D Septic Tank Services also provides cleaning services for your lift station to help keep it operating properly and reducing any likelihood of a system back up.
Ardmore City Utilities for Sanitation Information
City sewer services are available for most residences and businesses inside the Ardmore city corporate limits. For additional information, visit the utilities section of the Ardmore city website.
Consideration of Septic Systems in Ardmore
For homesites in Ardmore, Okla., within the city’s corporate limits, the installation of septic systems must be permitted through the city’s Health and Sanitation department and done in compliance with the State Health Department’s requirements.
Professional Septic Pumping Services in Ardmore, Oklahoma
For many locations throughout Oklahoma, D & D Septic Tank Cleaning is available for helping you install, maintain, and troubleshoot your septic systems. With over 40 years’ experience, our services are available 24 hours a day in the case of an emergency. Our technicians are well trained and licensed in accordance with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
D & D Septic Tank Cleaning offers services to install and maintain septic systems. Here are some the most frequently asked questions we receive about septic systems.