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April 2, 2018

Advantage Septic Centreville VA Septic Tank Cleaning

The EPA requires Centreville VA septic tank cleaning and all states every one to three years. In addition to basic cleaning and waste removal, each septic system also needs a thorough inspection and maintenance and repair schedule to ensure it operates at peak performance, which reduces the chance of mechanical failure.

 

Advantage Septic Service has performed Centreville VA septic tank cleaning for more than 30 years. Our company is locally owned, and is one of the most respected and recognized businesses in Northern Virginia when it comes to commercial and residential septic system maintenance and repair.

 

Scheduled maintenance can protect the integrity of a septic system, save thousands of dollars over the lifespan of the tank and other components, and preserve the health of the local environment. Every maintenance schedule must include, at a minimum, regular removal of the wastewater and solid matter, inspection of the septic alarm, and inspection of the float control switch and sewer ejector pump whenever the septic tank is opened for routine cleaning or another servicing task.

 

When these components function correctly, they activate the alarm when wastewater fills the tank to its high-level point. The alarm warning informs the tank manager or owner that it is time to schedule a removal servicing and have a tank truck pump out effluent and other wastewater.

 

If the level continues to rise and reaches the tank fill point before the wastewater can be pumped out, the float control switch sounds the alarm again, this time sending out an emergency release warning. Soon after that, the float activates the sewer ejector pump which releases wastewater through the outlet pipe. This action continues until the float returns to a safe level. Once it does, the control switch shuts down the sewer ejector pump and turns off the alarm if the owner or system manager has not already done so.

 

If the emergency release alarm begins to sound more often, particularly if it is far ahead of any scheduled waste removal, it can be an indication there is a buildup of solid matter on the floor of the septic tank. When the buildup gets too high, a normal, scheduled removal may not be enough, so the manager or owner needs to order a thorough cleaning of their Centreville VA septic tank.

 

At every scheduled or emergency cleaning or waste removal, Advantage is there with trained drivers, modern tanker trucks, and the newest equipment designed to ensure a smooth operation and to keep the risk of an accidental septic spill to a minimum. Every truck and equipment item we use is authorized by the Virginia Department of Health to collect, store, and transport wastewater to an approved sewage treatment plant.

 

If you are suspect that you have a sewage leak or have not had your septic tank serviced more recently than three years ago, you need to bring in a professional service to ensure there is no leak or other problem. Call Advantage Septic Service at (703) 392-7070 to schedule a visit to your home or work site.