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Keeping your residential septic tank clean is a matter of public and personal health first; avoiding expensive repairs that disrupt your life come in a close second. Take care of your family and property with regular septic tank cleaning in Calgary from The Drain Doctor.
The entire purpose of septic tank cleaning is to keep waste solids from building up and eventually plugging the tank’s line into the house. These solids can make the pump system for you septic field fail, with nasty and expensive results.
If the field system is set up as a natural drainage type, then the solids can go down into the field and plug the line. This clogging causes your field to prematurely fail, needing a costly replacement.
Signs it’s Time to Clean Your Septic Tank
Don’t wait for drain backups that mean you need repairs rather than a routine septic tank cleaning. That means knowing the level of accumulated sludge, which you cannot see without opening the tank.
Letting The Drain Doctor professionals check the sludge buildup in your septic tank is the safest course of action. Our technicians are trained and certified in confined space entry. They will remove the tank’s lid carefully and are prepared for the dangerous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas that comes from human waste in an oxygen-deprived container.
You need your septic tank cleaned every 1 – 2 years, depending on the size of the tank and the number of people in the home. If there has been an unusually high amount of rain, then emptying the tank allows for some relief for the field system.