In residential homes, it is the septic system that does most of the hygiene work, keeping waste water moving freely at all times. It is therefore important to keep this system in top condition. This includes cleaning, getting rid of, and reducing slush clogging in the tanks. The home owner needs to regularly maintain their system by having it cleaned professionally to avoid dealing with costly repairs and unhealthy living.
A reliable residential septic services lancaster pa company will take care of various aspects that promote a more hygienic home. These include system installation, septic pumping, hydraulic load test, real estate inspection, manhole inspection to avoid system blockage that may lead to overflow of the sewages, tank searches and marking, repair in addition to replacement of worn out parts.
Residential Septic Pumping
There are a number of factors that determine how frequently a septic tank requires maintenance and cleaning. One of the most essential factors is the number of people in the household, as this in turn determines how much the system is used. Most tanks need to be pumped every two to three years, unless the user also has a garbage disposal, in which case the system would require more frequent maintenance.
In certain townships in Central PA, it is mandatory to have the resident’s septic system pumped regularly in order to receive mail. In these towns, ample time and notice is given to households to comply, and this is established not just to benefit the user, but their community as well. In scheduling septic pumping services, the client will usually need to provide the size of the tank, how many gallons it can hold, and where the septic tank cover or manhole is located.
Hydraulic Load Testing Services
When considering the sale or purchase of a vacant home, the hydraulic load test is undertaken to determine whether the septic system is properly functioning. This test establishes whether the septic system’s absorption area can handle the specified volume of waste water. The work requires two days to complete where on day one, the technician measures and records the water level and then adds clean water. On the second day, the water levels are checked again and measured in the absorption area, to determine the amount of water that has been absorbed during the previous 24 hours.
Real Estate Inspections
One of the most effective ways to eliminate the uncertainty when dealing with real estate, is to have the entire septic system checked and validated by a professional inspector. The professional will sign off on each of the following:
- Inspection done on each septic tank to detect any malfunctions
- Checking the drain line between the main tank and the home
- Inspecting the inlets and outlets for blockage
- Checking for cracks or leaks to avoid any waste escape
- Checking on the effectiveness of the drainage
Once these checks are complete, the technician prepares paperwork that validates the above, and then sends it to the realtor, attorney, and the home owner. This process is established to provide peace of mind throughout the process of buying a home.