If you’ve only lived in properties connected to a municipal sewer system, the transition to owning a home with a septic tank can feel intimidating. After all, as part of your property the septic system is your responsibility as the homeowner to maintain, and any problems that result from neglect will be your burden to bear financially. Here at Tampa Septic, we want to help you make this transition as easily as possible, which is why we have prepared this brief guide to septic systems and how to take care of them.
The way septic systems work is this: wastewater from your home flows through a pipe and into the tank. In the tank, solid wastes sink to the bottom, while liquid wastes float to the top and moves on into the drain field, where the water is filtered and gradually released back into the water table. The solid waste inside the tank is broken down into sludge by colonies of bacteria, and this sludge remains in the tank until emptied via pumping.
As the homeowner, caring for your septic system will mostly involve finding a reliable service company (such as our team at Tampa Septic) and calling them to arrange for periodic pumping, inspection, and maintenance. Our team will empty your tank to ensure that you never have to worry about possible overflow, as well as check your septic system’s components to ensure that everything is working correctly. If we find anything of concern, we’ll let you know, and with your approval we will then take the necessary steps to resolve the issue. We can also give you tips on what to watch out for so that you can spot potential problems in the early stages.
If you are new to owning property with a septic system, there’s no need to worry—just call our team at Tampa Septic for reliable service.