Do you Know Your Septic? Rather, do you know where the water goes when you empty a sink or flush a toilet?
If your home is in a city, the wastewater is more likely to travel through a Municipal System and into a Sewage Treatment Plant. However, for persons living in Rural Areas, you could be part of the 25% of Canadians who have stand-alone Septic in their Homes. Your Septic System treats your sewage directly in your own backyard!
How Does My Septic System Work?
A proper Septic System will receive water from all areas in your home. After this, it will work to treat the wastewater, and return it to a groundwater system. Standard Septic is composed of a Tank, and a Soil Filter (also called a leaching bed). Necessary to treat the water collected from your:
- Washing Machine
Think, Before You Flush!
Because Septic Systems rely on a bacteria levels in order to break down waste material, the following is a list of items you should refrain from pouring down your sink/toilet.
- Solvents, paints, thinners, as well as nail polish removers.
- Oils, grease, and fat.
- Personal care products, paper towels, facial tissues, etc.
- Plastics, coffee grounds, egg shells, as well as other kitchen waste items.
Note: Bleach, toilet bowl cleaners, and other household cleaners can be poured in moderation.
How do you Know Your Septic has a Problem?
There could be various signs regarding your Septic Needing Service, including:
- The ground that surrounds (or lies on top of) your Septic may be soft to walk on, or appear Spongey.
- There could be an issue with back-up in your Showers, Toilets, etc… not draining at the same rate as before.
- You may find dark liquids surfacing in your yard, or possibly backing up through fixtures in your home.
- Occasionally you may notice odours, most notably after large rainfalls.
Need your Septic Pumped
At Go Services Inc. we pride ourselves on serving Central Alberta. We are capable of pumping/cleaning your Residential and Commercial Septic Tanks. Give us a call today on our Toll-Free Number: (855) 342-9950. We can handle your Septic on a one-time basis, or on a consistent schedule!