Frequently Asked Questions
How Do Septic Tanks Work?
- All water runs out of your house from one main drainage pipe into a septic tank.
- Septic tanks are buried, water tight container made from concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene.
- There are two compartments in a septic tank. One holds the solids while the other holds the waste water.
- The solid compartment holds the sludge and scum from leaving the tank.
- The liquid waste water goes into the second compartment where it will then drain to a leech field.
WHAT CAN BE FLUSHED IN A SEPTIC TANK?
The best way to treat your tank is to only flush what has gone through you and septic safe toilet paper.
WHAT CAN'T BE FLUSHED IN A SEPTIC TANK?
AVOID FLUSHING THE FOLLOWING:
- Baby Wipes
- Paper Towels
- Feminine Products
- Plastic and Rubber Products
- Dental Floss
- Cigarette Butts
- Tin Foil
***If you are in the habit of flushing these items reguraly, consider pumping your tank on an annual or biannual basis***
BACTERIA, TO USE OR NOT TO USE?
Anti bacterial soaps, excessive bleach and many detergents kill the naturally occurring bacteria in your tank.
In our experience tanks where bacteria is added on a regular basis, are always in better shape then those who don’t use it.
Living with a septic system requires using your garbage disposal sparingly, or compensating by pumping your tank more frequently.
Please feel free to call us for any questions and concerns involving your septic system.
WHAT SIZE IS MY TANK?
Tank sizes are vast. A tank can be a 1,000 gallons all the way up 3,000 gallons.
The only way to find out for sure is to dig up the lid and inspect the inside.
WHY DO I NEED MY TANK PUMPED?
MY SEPTIC IS BACKING UP, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
HOW DO I FIND MY SEPTIC SYSTEM?
Finding a septic system can actually be a daugnting task.
- Check your yard for lids or manhole covers.
- Possible metal detect.
- Look for your home’s as built drawings.
- Contact Septic System Provider to help you locate it.
HOW TO PROTECT MY SEPTIC SYSTEM?
- Pump and regular maintenance every 3-5 years.
- Adding approved Septic Bacteria and Enzymes.
- Only flush human waste and septic approved toilet paper.
- Limit anti bacterial soaps and bleach.
- DO NOT flush wipes even if they say flush able. They will not degrade and clog up your system.
Why Bobula Septic?
We pride ourselves on honesty and integrity. We want our customers to be at ease and to know that they received the best septic service they could get.
Let us release the worry and take care of all your septic needs.