Septic System Service for Homeowners

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Septic tanks are plumbing systems that help homes that aren’t connected to a town’s sewage system get rid of their waste. If you own a septic tank, you need to have it maintained on a regular basis by either a septic system contractor or yourself. This video explains some of the basics of handling septic system services.

First, get access to your septic tank by lifting off the lid. It looks like a sewer lid, and you can use a crowbar or a wedge and wood to lift it up. It’s not a pretty sight when you open it up, but you’ll be able to see a few important things that you need to know.

You’ll see how high the fluid in the septic tank is. If it is getting close to the top, you will want to pump the septic tank soon. If you think it smells bad with the lid off, wait until you experience a septic tank that’s overflowing or backing up into your home.

You’ll also want to take stock of the filter and change it if it’s overly dirty. The filter is important to cleaning the effluent that is sent to the leech field close by the property. Without a working filter, you may be contaminating the well water around you.

Used gloves and a hose to safely remove the filter and clean it off. Or replace it. for more information, check out the video above.

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