Septic Systems Cleaning, Pumping and Installation
Your septic system is an all-in-one underground wastewater treatment and sequestration system. Septic Systems are most often found in rural areas in Frederick, Montgomery, Washington Counties, and West Virginia on properties that don’t have access to large central sewage systems but still need an effective way to deal with wastewater. Grey and black water produced by your bathrooms, kitchen drain and laundry travel through buried pipelines to your tank.
Here, the organic matter in the water is broken down by naturally occurring bacteria, while floatable matter fat, oil, and other debris are separated from the rest of the water. The effluent (treated water) is discharged back into the ground through leaching chambers or leaching fields, while the leftovers form a sludge which is periodically pumped out of the system by a professional technician like ours at Tri-County Pumps. The result is an efficient and effective wastewater treatment system that performs its duties reliably so long as it received regular checkups and maintenance.
What Goes into an Inspection?
When providing a full septic inspection, we first locate the septic and uncover the lid, if it’s not already accessible by a riser. Once uncovered our certified inspector will observe the inside conditions of the septic tank and check to see both inlet/outlet baffles. The technician will then preform a hydro test by discharging water into the still full septic tank, to ensure the liquid is exiting the outlet baffle. This will indicate the drain field is accepting outflow of waste liquids. Should liquid begin to flow out of the outlet baffle and back into the septic tank, then this indicates a malfunction in the drain field. The drain field will also be walked and viewed for oversaturation or structures that pose potential issues. The septic tank will then be pumped, so the integrity of the septic tanks walls and floor can be inspected, structurally.
The Importance of Hiring Reputable Professionals
It is important to hire a qualified technician that’s certified to inspect your septic system, as they are intimately familiar with local regulations and will be able to spot malfunctioning systems. This is particularly important for appeasing insurance companies and mortgage brokers when full-filling requirements for property sales. Of course, your primary motivation for booking regular inspections should be to safeguard the longevity of your system, which may last for over 25 years on average when kept in good condition, saving you money on premature replacements. At Tri-County Pumps, we are dedicated to helping you protect your property and your interests, and confidently perform thorough inspections on all types of septic tanks.
If we identify any issues with your septic system, we are well-equipped to offer our assistance to correct them. Our trained technicians have decades of combined experience working in the field and can render efficient septic system services including:
- Septic pumping
- Septic system inspections
- Septic system repairs
- New septic system installations
- Sewer injector pump system repairs
- Sewer injector pump system replacements
- New sewer injector pump system installations