Septic Tank Maintenance

If properly designed, constructed, and maintained, your septic system can provide long-term, effective treatment of household wastewater; however, if your septic system isn’t regularly maintained, you may need to repair or replace it, costing you thousands of dollars. In addition a malfunctioning system can contaminate groundwater that might be a source of drinking water. And if you sell your home, your septic system must be in good working order.

Nix Tank Company can provide septic tank maintenance on any commercial, residential or industrial project. Whether you need a septic tank inspection or pumping, our local professionals can provide you a quote on the best services to keep your septic system working efficiently.

Below is a list of services we offer:

In order to keep septic systems working at their best we can also supply you with a septic tank additive that can flushed down the commode monthly to help maintain the proper bacterial environment inside the tank.

Regular Maintenance Minimizes The Need For Repair

A key reason for maintaining your septic system is to save money! Failing septic systems are expensive to repair or replace, and poor maintenance is often the culprit. Having your septic system inspected regularly is a bargain when you consider the cost of replacing the entire system.  

Pump Frequently: You should have a typical septic system inspected at least every 3 years by a professional and your tank pumped as recommended by the inspector (generally every 2 to 3 years). Alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components need to be inspected more often.

Use Water Efficiently: Average indoor water use in the typical single-family home is almost 70 gallons per person per day. Dripping faucets can waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons each day. The more water a household conserves, the less water enters the septic system.

Flush Responsibly: Dental floss, feminine hygiene products, condoms, diapers, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, cat litter, paper towels, and other kitchen and bathroom items can clog and potentially damage septic system components. Flushing household chemicals, gasoline, oil, pesticides, antifreeze, and paint can stress or destroy the biological treatment taking place in the system or might contaminate surface waters and groundwater.

To request a quote please contact Ray Matchen at rymatchen@yahoo.com.