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A well-designed septic system properly installed at your home is essential for effective waste treatment.

Septic system failure can result from improper design or installation, lack of maintenance, damage, malfunction, or misuse.

Changes to your septic processing components, soil drain field, or household use can lead to system failure. Maintaining your septic tank, piping, water discharging household fixtures, and absorption fill, prevents premature deterioration of system function. It also provides an opportunity to inspect your septic system and make necessary filter changes, setting adjustments, and repairs, to prolong the useful life of your waste treatment system.

  • Damage to your septic system comes from various sources:
  • Additives can destroy the fragile ecosystem of your septic tank;
  • Pipes can crack, break, or become clogged;
  • Garbage disposals add excess solid waste;
  • The distribution box can tip -blocking liquid flow;
  • Vehicles driving over the system can crush components and compact the soil - preventing proper operation.

Since most damage is hidden within the system is difficult to pinpoint - without a professional.

The EPA says 95 percent of septic system malfunctions involved the septic bio mat. An organic layer living in and around the processing tank and drain field. A slimy film - excess biomat becomes a dense waterproof membrane. This creates slow soil absorption, waste build-up, and liquid back up through your plumbing - into your home. Septic system misuse contributes to overload and backup.

Some the biggest contributors to septic system problems are grease, fats, paper towels, coffee grinds, medications, and household chemicals. Even limited quantities can disrupt the organic digestion your septic system depends on to safely process waste.

For cost effective preventative maintenance of your septic system, contact the highly reputable, accredited, professionals at SES. Proudly serving the septic needs of Northern Virginia property owners for over 25 years.

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