Sellman Enterprises is here to help you care for your septic system. We can help you understand how your system works and what steps you can take as a homeowner to ensure your system will work efficiently.
Properly designed, constructed and maintained, your septic system can provide long-term, effective treatment of household wastewater. If your septic system isn’t properly maintained, there’s a greater chance of premature failure leading to unnecessary repair or replacement cost.
Did you know that as a homeowner you’re responsible for maintaining your septic system? Did you know that maintaining your septic system protects your investment in your home? Did you know that you should periodically have your system pumped out, cleaned and inspected?
Why, because eventually the solids that accumulate in the septic tank if not pumped out will eventually overflow, accumulate in the drainfield, and clog the pores (openings) in the soil.
This blockage severely damages the drainfield. While some clogging of soil pores slowly occurs even in a properly functioning system, excess solids from a poorly maintained tank can completely close all soil pores so that no wastewater can flow into the soil.
The sewage will then either back up into the house or flow across the ground surface over the drainfield. If this happens, you may need to construct a new drainfield on a different part of your lot. Pumping the septic tank after the soil drainfield has become completely clogged will not rejuvenate the system. It will provide only a few days of use until the tank fills up again.
Stay ahead of potential septic system problems with periodic maintenance from Sellman’s by having your system pumped, cleaned and inspected every 2 to 3 years. Systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components may need to be inspected and serviced more often.
Sellman Enterprises offers the services that you need to keep your septic system operating properly year after year including:
To learn more just give us a call at any of our Central Texas locations and we’ll be glad to answer any question that you have.