Septic System Maintenance

Northern Virginia and surrounding metro areas.

Septic System Maintenance Northern Virginia

• What Is a Septic System?
• What Makes Septic Maintenance Essential?
• What to Do If Your Septic System Backs Up
• Do You Need Septic Maintenance?

septic pumping N. VAThe nationwide average cost of replacing a septic tank is nearly $6,000. Considering this expense, it’s easy to understand why routine septic system maintenance can save money and time. Fortunately, if you have a septic system at your Fairfax, Virginia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. home, taking good care of your septic system doesn’t require advanced knowledge.

Given how expensive it is to buy a new septic system, proactive maintenance is vital to keeping your septic system – and your bank account – in good shape. Here’s a complete guide to septic maintenance.

What Is a Septic System?

alternative septic system A septic system consists of two primary components: a septic tank and a drain field. The septic tank, which is buried underground, contains the accumulated solids from your household’s wastewater. With proper maintenance, a septic tank can often last for decades. Once wastewater exits the septic tank, it moves on to the drain field portion of the system. If this area becomes inundated with wastewater or outside liquid, it can cause a sewage backup.


What Makes Septic Maintenance Essential?

Whatever goes down your drain ends up in your septic tank, including food scraps, so-called “flushable” wipes, and other hygiene products. If you have a septic system, paying close attention to what you put down the drain is essential. Good rules of thumb include not treating your garbage disposal like a wastebasket and only flushing toilet paper and human waste down the toilet.

The more proactive you are in caring for and maintaining your septic system, the longer it will last. The overarching goal of septic maintenance is to prevent the accumulation of solids and groundwater contamination. If you have a septic tank, the most significant component of proactive maintenance should be getting it inspected and pumped out regularly. Since pumping intervals vary by household, a professional plumbing technician from Freedom Plumbers can tell you how often you should get your system pumped out to prevent a premature breakdown.

    What to Do If Your Septic System Backs Up

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    You don’t want sewage backing up into your home for obvious reasons. However, this scenario is an inevitable consequence of failing to maintain your septic system. If you experience a backup, ensure you and your family stay well away from the sewage, as contacting raw sewage can expose you to harmful bacteria. Call a professional team to handle the mess instead of cleaning it yourself. Afterward, deep-clean and disinfect any belongings in contact with the sewage.

    Do You Need Septic Maintenance?

    If you have a septic system at your Northern Fairfax, Virginia home, contact Freedom Plumbers. As a locally family-owned plumbing company, we provide free estimates, emergency service, financing, and honest pricing with no hidden fees. We are one of the most reliable plumbing providers in our service area, so call us today for a service you can rely on.

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