Septic Tank Services in Santa Fe, NM
If there’s one problem no homeowner wants to deal with on their property, it’s anything having to do with the drains and sewer line. What’s even worse is dealing with a problem with a septic tank located on the property. Yuck! Septic tanks are not entirely uncommon in our area, but many people don’t realize how much maintenance they need. Because of that, you may need service at some point or another, and our plumbers are here to help.
We install and service septic tanks throughout Santa Fe, NM. If you notice a problem, please do not hesitate to call our team. We have the equipment necessary to provide the service you need, and our team of service technicians is always friendly and professional. Contact Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain today to schedule a plumber in Santa Fe, NM and the surrounding area!
What You Should Know about Septic Tanks
If there is a septic tank on your property, you should know a little bit about how it works, so that you can better assess when it may require service. A septic tank can typically hold between 1,000 and 2,000 gallons. Water and "sludge" pass from the drains to the tank. The tank holds the "sludge" which sinks to the bottom, while water, or effluent, pours out through a pipe.
That effluent is first treated by anaerobic bacteria, which are able to break down organic material. Water then goes out to the drain field, a series of outlet pipes or "leach lines" leading out to your yard, and seeps into the soil.
Maintaining a Septic Tank
It’s important to keep your septic tank in the best condition possible. This includes having the tank pumped by a specialist every three to five years. In addition, you should avoid allowing these items into the drains. While this is true for most homes, the effects are dire in a septic system.
- Coffee grounds
- Cigarette butts
- Baby wipes
- Fats, grease, and oil
Make sure your family knows what can and cannot be flushed. Store fats leftover from cooking in a separate container instead of pouring it down the sink.
When to Call for Septic Tank Service
It’s important to call for routine septic tank service, as sludge can build up and overflow otherwise. This is something you want to avoid at all costs. If you’re not sure how often you need to pump your septic tank, our plumbers can examine your system and help you figure it out.
It’s also important to service your tank when you suspect any type of problem. If the drains keep clogging up, if you detect an odor, or if you have reason to suspect something harmful has been flushed, it’s time to call in an expert.
Septic Services in Santa Fe, NM
If you need a new septic tank for a new property, a replacement tank, or any service for your septic system, tank, drain field, or effluent or sewage pump, we are here to help. Regardless of the job, our service technicians always treat a property the way we would want ours treated, and we use professionalism at every turn.
Contact today, so you don’t have to deal with that pesky sewage problem alone. Why wait for service when you can get it express!