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Septic Tank Pump Out In Prince William County, VA

Schedule a Septic Tank Pump Out to Keep Your System Efficient

In Prince William County, VA, a septic tank pump out pays for itself in peace of mind and fewer repairs. Your system will work efficiently for decades if you treat it right. The best thing you can do for it is to get the tank cleaned out on a consistent basis.

The team here at Advantage Septic Service has a goal of keeping your septic system operating in top condition. We know from hands-on experience that the #1 way to do that is with an annual pump out. So many people don’t understand how a septic system functions. Without that knowledge, they don’t realize how critical it is to clean it out.

When one of our septic pros comes out to work on your tank, he is always happy to explain the basics of the system to you. He can also tell you what to keep out of it and what is acceptable to put down the drain. We want you to have all the knowledge you need to keep your system operating properly.

Your Septic Tank Needs Room to Function

Waste comes through the pipes from your home directly to the septic tank. Organic solid waste falls to the bottom. Inorganic waste floats to the top. The middle area is for the wastewater.

Bacteria break down the water so it can safely be released from the tank and into the drain field. For this process to happen, there has to be enough room in the tank.

Solids keep accumulating and take up more and more space. That’s why you need to arrange for a septic tank pump out in Prince William County, VA, on a routine basis. For most families, once a year is sufficient. But it actually depends on how many people are using your system. If you have questions about the timing, ask the technician who does the pumping.

Once the tank is cleaned out, the system can work effectively. But if the solids keep collecting in the tank, eventually there isn’t enough room for the wastewater to be treated. It will seep out into the drain field and cause contamination.

If the tank becomes exceedingly full, solids will also leak out into the surrounding soil. This presents even more of a health hazard, and can contaminate the soil, surface water and wells. The tank can develop leaks and cracks.

When you get your tank emptied on a regular basis, the cost is very affordable. When you put it off, you end up paying for repair work on the tank. Before our technicians can fix it, they need to dig it up, which means more labor costs. If they need to replace the tank, the cost is sky high. If the drain field is severely contaminated, you’ll need to relocate it, and that is very, very expensive.

If you want to save money and avoid the inconvenience of a plumbing system that doesn’t work, all you have to do is schedule a septic tank pump out in Prince William County, VA, on a regular basis. It’s the smart thing to do.

Treat Your System with Care

It is important to put only allowed substances into your tank. A lot of food and materials inadvertently go down the drain and toilet, and many of them cause problems with the operation of the septic system.

Don’t have cooking oil, fat and grease around the kitchen sink because it can easily go down the drain. Bacteria can’t break it down, causing problems for the system.

Don’t put coffee grounds and bones down the drain. They can’t be broken down.

Make sure paint, thinner, varnish, solvents and harsh chemicals never go down the drain. This includes drain cleaners. Don’t throw medication away down the drain. Never put hazardous materials, gas and motor oil into the drain.

Don’t put personal hygiene products down the toilet. This includes disposable diapers, condoms, sanitary napkins, and tampons. Handi-wipes and paper towels shouldn’t go down the toilet either.

Garbage disposals are not a good idea if you have a septic system. They allow too much food waste and grease to get into the tank.

Too much water at one time going into the septic tank can cause a backup. To avoid this, don’t allow discharge into the system from sanitizers, air conditioners, water softeners, dehumidifiers, and hot tubs.

It is much better for the system to wash clothes throughout the week instead of all on a single day. If you’re in the market for a new clothes washer, choose a front loader, which uses less water, instead of a top loader.

Trust Your Septic System to the Advantage Pros

The team here at Advantage has been helping property owners just like you for over 20 years. We have the know-how and the tools to do a thorough job. We’re proud of our reputation for competitive pricing, thorough work, showing up on time, and helpful, professional advice.

We handle everything septic-related, including:

  • Septic tank pump out
  • Installation
  • Repair and replacement
  • Inspections
  • Pump and haul contracts

Use our neighbor discount to save even more money. When you make an appointment for the same time as your neighbors, you get rewarded with lower prices. We save on travel time and equipment, and pass that on to you.

Call Advantage Septic Service today to arrange a septic tank pump out in Prince William County, VA.

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