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"Recently I decided to buy a secon home... Brad Caskey came out and walked me through the [holding tank] inspection and gave me names of qualified inspectors that could inspect the drain field." —Josh Nichols

Septic Tank Services

If properly designed, constructed, and maintained, your septic system can provide long-term, effective treatment of household wastewater.

Pump Frequently

Your system should be inspected every three to five years to determine if pumping is needed, depending on the number of persons in the household and the size of the system.

Use Water Efficiently

Efficient water use can improve the operation of the septic system and reduce the risk of failure. Using more water than the soil can absorb is the most common reason for failure; the more water a household conserves the less water enters the septic system.

Watch Your Drain

What goes down your drain can have a major impact on how well your septic system works. A garbage , for example, takes a lot of water to move scraps down the drain. Once in the tank, some of the solids break down by bacterial action, but most of the grindings will have to be pumped out. Using a disposal could cause you to have your tank pumped more often. Composting is a better way to recycle kitchen scraps.

Waste disposal

What shouldn't you flush down your toilet? Dental floss, feminine hygiene products, condoms, diapers, disposable/flushable wipes, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, cat litter, paper towels, and other kitchen and bathroom items that can clog an potentially damage septic system components if they become trapped. Flushing household chemicals, gasoline, oil, pesticides, antifreeze, and paint can stress or destroy the biological treatment taking place in the system and may contaminate surface waters and groundwater. If you septic tank pumper is concerned about quickly accumulating scum layers, reduce the flow of floatable materials like fats, oils, and grease into your tank or be prepared to pay for more frequent inspections and pumping.

Household water conservation will reduce the strain on the sewage disposal system and prolong its life. Leaky toilets, faucets, and extended showers can easily tax the system beyond its limits. Water softener recharge water can be diverted to a separate disposal area since it is not wastewater. Laundry can be spread out over several days to minimize the daily surge of wastewater to the system. Low flow shower heads and faucet aerators, along with low capacity toilet tanks, can help lower the amount of wastewater a system needs to handle.

Landscaping on the septic field should be grass or small vegetation. Large bushes or trees will clog the system's piping with roots. Grass will take up some moisture, as well as nutrients from the field. Never pave over a septic field, nor park heavy vehicles or machinery on top of the system.

Contact Us to Schedule A Cleaning

If you have any questions or concerns about your septic system, please contact Wild Sanitation and we'll be glad to answer your questions or come out and take a look. 1 (877) 821-4771

Areas Serviced: Ingham, Jackson, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties.