Anytime Septic Services in Emerson GA

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Most homeowners don’t think too much about what happens to their waste when it is flushed down the drain. Septic systems can work properly for decades. Even if little maintenance is performed on septic tanks, they can still go quite a while without causing any noticeable problems. It is important, however, to both understand your septic pumping system and maintain it properly in order to protect your family’s health, prevent unwanted odors, and maximize your septic tank’s lifespan.

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    Many homes in larger cities or towns have their waste drain to a citywide sewage system, run by a city department. In return for the convenience of having someone else worry about maintaining that system and managing their wastewater, homeowners in these areas are required to pay a fee for those services. Residences that are in more rural areas or that are farther apart may instead rely on a self-contained waste management system, called a septic system. A septic system holds and breaks down the waste.

    If you have a septic system, when water or waste goes down the drain, it is taken into a septic tank that is part of the system. There, it settles and is broken down. Solids sink down to the bottom, and lighter particles, grease, and liquid float to the top creating a sheet of scum. The bottom layer of sludge will be broken down over time by bacteria in the tank. The liquid will typically stay in the septic tank in your home for about a day before leaving it. When it leaves, it heads to a drain field, while the scum and sludge stay behind. Although the bacteria in the tank do a good job of breaking down the solid sludge layer, for a septic tank to work optimally, that sludge must be pumped out periodically.

    During a pumping, the contractor will locate your pump underground, open the manhole, and insert a vacuum that will clean out all liquids and solids from the tank. Once everything is out, they will spray it with water and a cleaner to ensure it is completely clean. They will also inspect the septic tank to make sure no other work needs to be done before covering it up again.

    When maintained properly, septic systems can be a great option for homeowners. They require little attention most of the time and save costs on utilities since you are not paying the city to take care of your waste water. It is important to perform maintenance and avoid things that can overwork your septic system, however, if you want to keep it working in top condition and prevent costly repairs.

    Proper maintenance of your septic system is vital to make sure it continues to function at its best. You should have your septic tank evaluated by a professional around once a year to detect any problems and to do a general check. During an inspection, Anytime Septic will locate your system, uncover the manhole on top of the tank, check out the appliances (toilet, washing machine, tec.) that lead to the septic tank, measure the layers of scum, sludge, and liquid, and inspect the parts inside and out of the tank. Septic contractors will also generally test out the systems in your home that use water to make sure the waste water is being handled as it should as it enters the system.

    During the inspection, if it is determined that the layer of sludge is equal or greater than one-third of the depth of the liquid layer, then it is time that your system be pumped. Based on what else is found, other steps may need to be taken in order to keep your system healthy. Sometimes, changes must be made, or work must be done on appliances leading to the tank.

    In between annual septic system checks, you as the homeowner can play a big part in the maintenance of your septic tank by taking special care and avoiding certain actions. Because a septic tank utilizes natural bacteria to break down organic substances, you should be sure never to flush anything down the drain that won’t break down easily. If you flush things like heavy paper or cardboard, or anything else that would otherwise go in the garbage, they will settle in the bottom layer of sludge and cause the system to need to be pumped more often. In the worst-case scenario, they can even cause a backup that will require serious work to fix the problem. Certain household cleaners can also cause problems if flushed in excess—they interrupt the bacteria and cause waste breakdown to slow down or stop.

    LINDA HOCKENSON
    LINDA HOCKENSON
    14:30 07 Jul 21
    They were great! I called, they came, they explained, they fixed! The cost was very affordable, no extra charges like the big company I called first. They were very curtious. I recommend them highly and will call them again when needed.read more
    Jason Fears
    Jason Fears
    02:11 20 Feb 21
    Why isn’t there a 6 star rating for companies like this; I have used them many times and highly recommend, fair price, knowledgeable, on time, and easy to work with.read more
    Brittany Keaton
    Brittany Keaton
    20:44 28 Dec 20
    Called due to back up and water all over the floors from the toilets and they were at my house within an hour to pump our tank! Good pricing too, definitely recommend! Good service!read more
    matt h
    matt h
    21:02 10 Sep 20
    Had a septic back up on labor day and tobie was out the next day to fix the problem. Very professional , nice , and fairly priced . Could not be happier .read more
    James Mcknight
    James Mcknight
    16:35 25 Sep 19
    Great guys, charged exactly what they quoted. Very professional.
    Jessie Bunce
    Jessie Bunce
    10:51 16 Sep 19
    Great company! These guys are honest, hard working, and very professional. We had to have our drain field replaced as well as have a pump tank put in. They had everything finished within a few days of beginning the work. They were great to work with durning the entire process. If we ever need a septic company again, we will be going with them.read more
    Jordan Cornelius
    Jordan Cornelius
    01:37 31 Mar 19
    Great company and friendly employees. Serviced our tank fast and had no problem afterwards. Would highly recommend.
    Sandy Nally
    Sandy Nally
    23:00 29 Oct 18
    Jason and Toby were called this morning at about 10. They were here and done by 3pm. I can’t asked for better service. They were courteous and the price was right. Neat job!! Thanks to Anytime Septic.read more
    C S
    C S
    21:23 16 Jul 18
    Had a problem with my septic system overfilling. Toby asked me a few questions on the phone and gave a diagnosis of no power at the pump. Checked it and he was correct.Friendly service and saved me a ton of money.Why can’t all businesses be more like this?OUTSTANDING SERVICE!!!read more
    Chris Long
    Chris Long
    16:29 29 Oct 15
    Anytime Septic Services was highly recommended by the plumber that came to the house that day. The plumber called them and Anytime Septic was at my house at the time they said they would be. That matters a lot in today’s businesses. They were very respectful with my yard considering it had rained that day. The guys took the time to show and tell me what the problem was and what solutions could be taken. I will be using them every time I can and will recommend them to anybody that ask.read more
    Keith Lee
    Keith Lee
    21:14 05 Jul 14
    As a plumbing contractor, I depend on honest people like Toby and Jason to help when I’m in a bind. They have always been willing to come out on a moments notice to pump a tank when I need them. I highly recommend them to anyone needing a quality septic service.read more
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    You should also be mindful of what appliances you use that lead to your septic tank. Hot tubs, water softeners, and garbage disposals can all adversely affect a septic system if used improperly. Hot tubs can cause an overload of hot water to rush into the system and stir the sludge layer into the others, causing sludge to overflow into the drain field. Even though they grind up food waste before that waste enters the septic tank, garbage tanks still add a significant amount of solids to the system that will accumulate and make more frequent pumping necessary. Water softeners also add excess amounts of water to a septic tank that interrupts the bacteria there.

    If you don’t take steps to maintain your septic system and to get annual checkups from a professional, you could really pay for it down the line. Regular minor maintenance costs will be far less expensive than a complete overhaul of your septic system.

    Don’t compromise your home or your budget by not taking proper care of your septic system. Schedule an annual inspection each year, and have your system pumped on a regular basis. For most systems, that means every few years, or sooner if you are using those appliances mentioned previously. Anytime Septic is the best option for septic tank maintenance. You can be sure that our professional contractors will perform a thorough inspection and pumping each time, and we are confident that with our services your septic system will continue serving your household for years to come. If you’re in need of septic services in Emerson GA Call Us Today!