Septic treatments?

Using products marketed as “Septic Tank Treatments” provide no value or insurance against failure. To the contrary, these products break down the sludge and scum layers (materials that shouldn’t be sent to your drain field anyway) and allows them to exit with the effluent. With these products, you are accelerating the rate of solid/bio-film accumulation in the lateral lines.

Also make sure you use Septic Safe products. Bleach and other antibiotic/antimicrobial chemicals dumped in significant quantities into the septic tank can kill the bacteria that is necessary for a properly functioning septic system. Remember, Flushable is not the same as Septic Safe!

It is possible, depending on the amount of accumulation, to spray out the pipes using high pressure water jets, just like snaking a drain. This does require some level of openings inside the lateral pipes for the nozzle & hose to travel and the debris/water to exit. The 100% clogged lateral pipes below could not be cleaned and required full replacement. Call us today for an inspection so you know exactly where you stand with your septic system.

We will also inspect your tanks to document the levels of sludge/scum accumulation and let you know when you should pump your tanks!