Spring Septic System Maintenance

Winter is over, the ice and snowmelt, and the spring rains set in, it is important to service your septic tank system before the summer months place an even heavier burden on your septic tank. Scheduling your septic tank maintenance now can help you avoid the inconvenience of lost service and unnecessary repairs.

Septic system maintenance is necessary to keep your wastewater disposal facility working at all times and avoid major repairs as much as possible. An annual inspection of your system is ideal to prevents costly emergency repairs and to make sure that your septic system is in good condition. Spring brings in high temperatures and humidity, so watch out for your system for possible issues to arise.
Common Causes of Septic System Failure:

Pump Your Septic Tank
When was the last time your septic system has been pumped? You must have your system pumped to remove the build-up of sludge inside your tank every two years. This applies to a house with a maximum of four household members. The volume of water disposal is dependent on the total households and the frequency of usage. A professional septic inspector will assess your system state and recommends the possible timeline to do the pump.

Septic Flooding
You are living in an area where there is snow, as it melts it will cause flooding. As the water level rises and can reach your facility, your system may be affected by a flood. One of the signs is when puddles are forming in the area where your tank is placed. This will damage your tank and waste will be dangerous to your health. Contact an expert septic service provider to assist you in removing the excess water in your facility.

Distance Gutter Downspouts Away from Disposal System
The Spring may cause heavy rainfall and the volume of water that goes into your gutter downspouts may cause flooding to your tank. Make sure to install it away from your septic to get rid of this flooding concern.

Septic Filter
Your filter should be cleaned annually and change with the help of a professional. Ask them to assist you in changing your filter once they do the maintenance and properly address other possible concerns.
What are the common signs of septic system failure?
  • Sewage backup.
  • Foul or offensive odor around your yard.
  • Drains take a lot of time to empty.
  • Wet smelly spots around your yard.
  • Regular septic pumping of the septic tank.
  • Greener grass over or around your septic tank.
Whom to contact if you have problems with your septic system
West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service is a reliable company that offers septicsewer, and drain installationrepairmaintenance, and excavating services in Michigan. Our team is composed of skilled technicians and uses the latest technology to handle your problems immediately.
Call West Michigan Septic Sewer & Drain Service or connect with us online today for scheduled septic tank and sewer system cleaning or emergency service needs.
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