Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Why You Need To Maintain Your Tanks

Septic tanks are essential parts of anyone’s lifestyle. Now, since septic tanks are so important, we also have to do our parts to make sure they are well taken care of and that maintenance is done on a regular basis for them to be used longer because we all know what a big headache a blocked pipe can cause!

Is maintaining tanks important?

Of course, it is of utmost importance that we invest not only in a good septic tank but also invest in the care and maintenance of the tank. Regular maintenance, even if nothing seems to go wrong, will ensure us that we won’t bump into sewage problems, and no one wants to suddenly discover a problematic septic tank.

It doesn’t mean that once your septic tank starts working, you have to forget about checking it regularly. It may be a little time consuming and might be hard on the budget because you have to spend on regular pumping and cleaning, but in the long run it will all be worthwhile.

Can you do it by yourself?

Of course maintenance should be spearheaded by the owner, which is you. Without you checking from time to time, septic tank companies will never know that your tank needs checking. You can’t do the regular annual cleaning of the septic tank by yourself; with this, you have to seek the help of your septic tank company to do the pumping.

What is a Video Line Inspection?

A video line inspection of your plumbing just reminds us that we are indeed in the 21st century.

What is a video line inspection?

A video line inspection is done by septic tank companies or plumbers to check the pipes for any sewage problems. When doing video line inspections, plumbers will use a mini camera, usually connected to a wire to inspect pipes for blockages. When there are problems with the plumbing this is usually done to check the cause of the problem.

When is a video line inspection done?

Usually when a new family moves into a pre-owned home, and the new owners want to check the condition of the plumbing, they usually hire professional plumbers and ask them to use video line inspection to check the plumbing so that if there are any problems with the pipes they can have it fixed before the family officially moves in.

But video line inspection isn’t just done before a home is occupied. This should be done on a regular basis; it’s one of the simple ways from which we could see any problems in the sewage in order to prevent any big problems, which may arise in the future.

In the event of clogging, you just don’t ask the plumbers to unclog your pipes without really knowing the root of the problem. Ask them to do a video line inspection and see what solid object has clogged your pipes. Once you know the source of the problem you can better avoid these circumstances thus minimizing sewage problems in the future.

Should this be done regularly?

Yes, it should be done on a regular basis. More water usage means more water and waste going down the pipes and this also means more chances of your pipe getting clogged. So a regular video line inspection will minimize future sewage problems.

Preparing for the Winter Season

Septic tanks can be filled with water, and you all know what happens to water during the colder months of the year. Of course, if you have a really good septic tank company they might remind you to prepare for the winter season and schedule the much needed cleaning. It is very important that we all get ready when the cold season comes.

Because we live in a colder climate, there are simple tips to follow so that we don’t face any tank problems while we enjoy the holidays.

• Winterize your pipes. The main problems in pipes and septic tanks don’t just happen to houses which are unused for most of the winter months; problems can even arise to people with house which are in full use. There are simple ways to which you can keep your septic tanks up and running. Use antifreeze chemicals and pour them onto the sinks, drains and the toilet bowls to avoid freezing. Special antifreeze for tanks can be bought at any hardware store.

• Empty your septic tank before the winter comes. Weeks before winter officially starts you should have your tank pumped, cleaned, and emptied to minimize septic tank problems that might arise during the winter. Most of the time, the annual cleaning of the septic tank is done during this period since it is when it is needed the most.

• Keep the water flowing. Most people say that septic tank problems arise, such as septic tank freezing when there is less or minimal movement in the pipes.