The snow out there is so pretty but it is not slowing us down!!! We are out working today, so call us for any septic problems you may have!!! WE ARE ON OUR WAY FOR ALL YOUR SEPTIC PUMPING SOLUTIONS!
Get ready for this holiday season. With the extra guests visiting, make sure your septic system is ready for everyone. The extra use can cause an already full system to fail and back up. Call us today to pump out your system so that you are ready!!!!! Make sure it is not a "Smelly" holiday this year. Give us a call 864-640-2803!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at
C & M GRADING, INC.
Downspout Problems: When downspouts are installed so that the rain water runs out right by your foundation, this can cause water to seep into the soil near your foundation and may cause moisture problems in your basement or crawl space. Fix: Piping off your downspouts further from the foundation out into your yard or driveway.
Pumping (Cleaning Out a Septic Tank)Most home septic tanks require cleaning every three to five years.
Pumping is needed when solids fill from one-third to one-half of the tank. The only way to know when this occurs is to have your tank inspected by a septic contractor or pumper. The inspector will recommend pumping whenever:
Yeast, manure, meat and dead animals will not help develop the colony of bacteria in the tank any faster.
General Advice on Septic Tank Pumping Frequency
I found some interesting information on the DHEC website, that serves as a good overview for South Carolinians.
South Carolina households generate nearly 3 billion gallons of sewage each year. About 60 percent of homes are served by public or community sewer systems. The rest — more than 1 million households — rely on septic tanks located on their property.
Well designed, well-maintained septic tank systems use nature — bacteria and soil — to break down and filter the waste we flush and rinse away. They can be the safest, most cost-efficient way to treat wastewater.
But a leaky, clogged or damaged septic system can:
In an average year, 10 to 30 percent of septic systems fail to work properly, usually because of poor maintenance. Don't let yours be one of them — learn how your septic system works and how to care for it