How Does Your Septic Tank Work?

The best way to care for your septic tank system is to understand the basics of how it works

  • Waste drains into your septic tank
  • Solid waste sinks to the bottom, while the rest floats
  • Specialized bacteria break down the harmful pollutants
  • Water is filtered out of the tank, then flows into a drain field
  • Different bacteria process it further, then it goes down into the groundwater
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Does Your Septic System Need Pumping?

Your septic tank needs to be professionally cleaned and pumped at least every 3 years.

If you use lots of water or have several people living in your house, it may need to be done more often.

Here are some common signs that your septic tank needs to be cleaned:

  • Slow draining toilets & sinks
  • Clogged drains
  • Bad smells around your septic tank or your inside drains
  • Grass growing faster in certain areas of your yard
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Does Your Grease Trap Need Cleaning?

To keep your restaurant clean for customers (and comply with health codes), your grease traps need to be cleaned about every 3 months.

Here are some signs that your grease trap is due for a cleaning:

  • Unpleasant smells in your kitchen
  • Seeing grease spots or leaks inside your restaurant
  • Clogged or slow draining pipes
  • Overflowing sewer lines or manholes near your restaurant
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Aerobic septic systems

Aerobic septic systems work very similarly to standard septic systems.

The “aerobic” part comes from the system injecting oxygen into the tank. The bacteria that help process waste in your tank love oxygen, so adding oxygen makes the bacteria work much faster.

Aerobic systems are much smaller than regular systems, which makes them great for smaller properties.

However, because the way they work is more complicated, aerobic septic tanks will always require professional maintenance.

If you need aerobic septic system maintenance or are thinking about installing an aerobic system, A&A Septic Services can help.

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Professional Septic Tank Pumping in Tyler, TX

No matter what kind of septic system you have, A&A Septic Services is here to help.

With over 20 years of experience, we can handle your regular cleaning and pumping at an affordable rate. Our specialists are also available 24/7 for emergency service.

Stay ahead of septic system trouble with professional treatment from A&A Septic Services.