Last Updated: Nov 18, 2019

Understanding Your Septic

Septic systems are "holding tanks" placed underground outside your home, where your waste sewage is broken down by bacteria.  It pays to take care of your septic tank.  When maintained improperly, the necessary bacteria in the system can be destroyed, causing the biological machine to shut down.  Then, sludge builds up and is pushed into the drainfield, where it clogs up the system. Before you know it, you have a sewage backup and a major headache.


The tank can be pumped out, but the drainfield cannot.  After several pumpings on a too-frequent basis, you may discover that a new septic system is needed at the cost of several thousand dollars.  


It's important to know where your tank is located, both so it may be inspected and pumped and so that you can avoid driving over the tank with heavy equipment or otherwise damaging the system. If you don't know where it is, you can hire a professional septic contractor, who may find it with an electronic detector or by probing the soil with a long metal rod.

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Call The Septic Doctor today at 902-222-7788

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