Septic System Specialists in Onondaga, Madison and Oswego counties

Your septic system requires a regularly scheduled pumping every two to three years.  Inorganic or inert solid materials and the byproducts of bacterial digestion sink to the bottom of the tank to form sludge. Organic solid material and paper products float to the top to form scum.  These materials can plug the tank and overflow into the leaching system.  The sludge must be pumped out in order to maintain a healthy leaching system. 

 

Our Services Include

Emergency Service

Exposing Covers

Residential & Commercial Septic Tank Cleaning

Sewer Jetting Exterior Lines

Hoses

Customer Service

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Tips For Homeowners

  • Fill the tubs with only as much water as you need
  • Run the dishwasher and clothes washer only when they’re full
  • Make sure faucets are completely turned off when not in use
  • install aerators in the faucets in your kitchen and bathroom
  • Turn off faucets while brushing, etc.
  • Use toilets to flush sanitary waste
  • Maintain your plumbing to eliminate leaks
  • Replace older toilets, washers, etc.

Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Your Septic System

The purpose of a septic system is to treat household waste in areas where public sewers are not available. There are a number of variations in septic system design, but all basically work the same. A basic septic system consists of a large concrete or plastic tank, and a distribution box followed by a series of leach fields.

Whenever you turn on a faucet, flush the toilet or do a load of laundry, the waste leaves the house through the main sewer line and enters the septic tank through the inlet pipe. While the heavy solids sink to the bottom forming a layer of sludge, the lighter solids float to the top.

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