We install new and replacement septic systems in Amherst, WI. Homes in Portage county that lack municipal sewer service must provide their own on-site waste water treatment. Residential wastewater can contain undesirable substances such as household chemicals, disease-causing bacteria, infectious viruses, and excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Septic systems are designed to purify household wastewater before it enters Wisconsin’s groundwater. Do you need a new or replacement septic system in Amherst?
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You Should Know
There are things that you should never put in your septic tank. These items include paint, paint thinners, gasoline, motor oil, cat litter, coffee grounds, cigarette butts, dental floss, disposable diapers, earplugs, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, plastics, grease, fat, oil, insecticides, weed killers, photographic chemicals, solvents, condoms and trash. Some of these items can poison your septic tank and create a potential threat to your well water supply.
Septic Systems In Amherst Area
Septic Systems – Other Areas Served
In addition to septic systems in Amherst, we also provide septic system services to surrounding Portage county areas, including but not limited to, Rosholt, Nelsonville, and Almond, WI.
You Should Know
If your septic drain field must be replaced, don’t destroy the old one. In some cases, the ability of the soil to absorb effluent may be restored by allowing the system to rest. The ponded effluent will eventually drain; the clogging mat will dry out, and will break up in natural physical or chemical processes. Provisions can be made to allow for alternating between the new and the old drain field. This will extend the life of both septic systems in Amherst.
All the water used in your home must be absorbed and disposed of by your septic system in Amherst, WI. You can extend a system’s life by lowering the amount of water your household uses. Installing water-conserving fixtures well help. There are toilets available that use as little as 2 quarts of water per flush versus up to 4 gallons per flush with older toilets. That can add up to a lot of wastewater flowing into your septic system in Amherst.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Shower If My Septic Tank Is Full?
Once in operation, septic tanks are always full, unless the tank was just pumped by a licensed septic tank pumping service. The correct question is “can I shower when the drain field has failed”. If this is the issue you are experiencing then you should avoid using water. Sewage can back up into the home or flood your lawn and present a health risk to you and your family. You should have your tank pumped as soon as possible. The pumper will be able to confirm a failed system or fix simple issues such as a blocked baffle or filter. If the system is failed you will need to have the tank pumped more often until a replacement system can be installed. Basically operating as if you have a holding tank.
Is Drano Safe To Use With My Septic System?
Drano and other chemical clog busting agents cause a harsh chemical reaction, working to break down clogs caused by hair, grease, detergents and soap buildup. Even though manufacturers of these products claim they are safe for pipes and septic systems, their use should be avoided, if possible. If you experience a recurring clog you may want to hire an expert drain clearing service such as Roto-Rooter to inspect, diagnose and fix the cause more permanently.
Will Using Yeast Help My Septic Tank?
The short answer is no, not really. There is little evidence that yeast or other septic tank additives help septic tanks and it is possible these bacterial agents may shorten the lifespan of your system. The best way to maintain your septic system is to have it pumped on a regular basis. We recommend that homeowners have their tanks pumped annually to remove the buildup of solids.