A Quick Guide to Septic Tanks and Septic Systems

Septic tanks and systems are a fact of life in many Atlanta homes, especially in the rural areas. The systems can run smoothly and provide decades of faithful service, but just like any other part of your home, they do require maintenance in order to keep running to their fullest capabilities. Our expert partners have the experience necessary to ensure everything works like it should and can perform maintenance, including regular septic tank pumping,  that will extend the lifespan of your whole system.

Septic Tanks are Part of a Comprehensive System

Most people tend to worry about how septic tanks perform, and if theirs is getting the right attention, but this is only part of what handles all the waste and wastewater in the building. There is also the interior plumbing, the pipe that brings everything to the tank, gas release vents, and a water distribution system that delivers the water back to Mother Nature to finish processing it when it’s ready.

Septic Tanks Handle the “Dirty Work”

Most of the work is done inside the septic tank. All the wastewater is brought from the building to the tank outside. The tank’s natural design helps ensure the material that arrives divides into three sections. The heavier waste sinks to the bottom and is referred to as “sludge,” while the lighter materials form a layer of “scum” that rises to the top. The refined fluids in the center are called “effluent,” and this is what safely exits the tank and returns to nature.

Schedule Septic Tank Cleaning Every 3-5 Years

Septic pumping is necessary to remove the buildup that forms in the tank. Depending on the tank size and the number of people who contribute to filling it, every 3-5 years is a fairly normal schedule. However, homes with garbage disposals tend to fill up the reservoir with solids faster, and these may need pumping annually. Septic systems also need to be checked regularly, to make sure everything is in top condition, and this can be done when you have your regular septic pumping done. Keeping up with the necessary septic tank service also helps ensure that the pipes don’t back up. Drain cleaning can be done as a preventative measure, to help clear any residue, or as an emergency measure, when you’ve got a backup.

Contact Atlanta Septic Tank Pros Today

Septic tanks do require some specialized TLC that most homeowners can’t do on their own. At Atlanta Septic Tank Pros, the technicians we present can handle it all, with the utmost professionalism. Whether you need general septic tank service and septic pumping or are facing an emergency due to a backup, our experienced technicians are glad to help. Call (404) 998-8812 and schedule your appointment right away.

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by Melanie Parr on Atlanta Septic Tank Pros.
Job well done!

Nice to find a team of guys that are so kind and hardworking. They really seemed to know their stuff and took pride in doing it right. I really appreciate it, job well done!

by Sebastian Davies on Atlanta Septic Tank Pros.
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Great service and on time. They came when no one else would and went over and above to help. They answered all of my questions and if needed I will be calling them again. Thank you so much and I will be recommending your company again.

by Caroline Fisher on Atlanta Septic Tank Pros.
Very Affordable

They easily figured out what's wrong and they told me they could fix it right away. They were so friendly and were able to keep me calm as they resolved this issue. I will be calling them again in the next couple of years to have it maintained. I really felt that this was one of my best decisions. I am thankful.

by Hannah Clarkson on Atlanta Septic Tank Pros.
Great Service, Fair Price

Good company to hire. I got great service at a fair price. Who could ask for more?

by Leah Cameron on Atlanta Septic Tank Pros.
Affordable & Quality Service

More affordable than I thought. Even though we placed an emergency call, we were happy with the price and quality of service.

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