Professional Septic Services in Monterey
Septic Pumping, Repair & Installation
When your property doesn’t have access to the public sewer system, one of the most effective options you can choose for waste disposal is a septic system. These systems are ideal for properties that run off the grid and have enough land to install a large tank on. After Hour Plumbing & Drain can explain the benefits of a septic system and work with you to determine the best option for your home or business.
How Does a Septic System Work?
Unlike a public sewer system, which whisks waste away to a treatment plant, your septic system is composed of a tank that holds solid waste until it has liquified or is pumped out. Connected to your septic tank is a leach field, made up of a network of pipes buried in trenches and surrounded by gravel. With tanks most often made of concrete, plastic, or fiberglass, these systems can work effectively for up to 50 years with proper maintenance. For best results, our septic technicians at After Hour Plumbing & Drain recommend that you hire a professional team to pump your septic tank every 2-5 years depending on the size of your home and the number of occupants living there.
Common problems with septic systems:
- Foreign objects flushed down the toilet – Septic systems will hold on to non-organic material, such as plastic or cigarette butts, causing clogs and overflow problems.
- Large amounts of soap or grease – These substances can cause the soil around the leach field to harden and reduce its ability to absorb organic material.
A properly maintained septic system can deliver decades of off-grid use, but if not given enough attention, your septic system can cause risks to your health and property. Hiring a professional company to maintain your system is the most effective way to keep your home working well.
Don’t get caught with an unexpected septic mess. Contact After Hour Plumbing & Drain at (831) 713-2713 for professional septic pumping, maintenance, and repair in Monterey, Seaside, and surrounding communities.
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