Serving Northern Virgina / Washington DC Metro Area Customers Since 1987
There are many don'ts when it comes to your Quantico, Reston, or Aldie home's septic system maintenance. For instance, you should never drive over the septic tank area or drainfield, nor place any permanent construction over the tank. You should also never put oil or grease, platic objects, strong chemicals, cooking fat, hair clippings, and many other materials down sinks, toilets, or drains.
When it comes to septic system maintenance, you should also never divert or connect your home's sump pump to the septic system. Water discharge from sump pumps, as well as gutter and roof drain systems, should never flow towards or in the septic system field. Diverting your sump pump into your septic system area keeps the soil too wet, which reduces the septic system's capacity to absorb sewage, and then leads to surface puddles, as well as environmental and health hazards. It is advised that sump pump water should be discharged at least 20 feet away from the house, but never towards or onto a septic system drainfield.
For more information on septic system maintenance and health, contact SES. Based in Warrenton, Virginia, SES has been inspecting, servicing, maintaining, and repairing residential and commercial Northern Virginia septic systems since 1987.
SES is one of only three businesses to be licensed as a Responsible Management Entity. Loudoun County Virginia was the first in the Nation to establish requirements for an RME based on EPA recommendations. SES manages several communities required to have an RME.