Septic Tank Maintenance:

Some alternative septic and community septic tanks require hiring a certified operator to maintain the system. Alcam Services can help you on this task.

Besides the maintenance that your Alcam certified operator can offer, it is advisable to use common sense in keeping your septic system working properly for many years. It all depends on your waste disposal habits. It is recommended to establish a set of rules within your household to save on repair time and money by following these guidelines:

• Do not put too much water into the septic tank; typical water use is about 50 gallons per day for each person in the family. If you consume or plan on using large quantities of water, we recommend for you to install a Jet Residential Plant.

• Do not add materials (chemicals, sanitary napkins, applicators, and so on) other than domestic wastewater.

• Restrict the use of your garbage disposal.

• Do not pour grease or cooking oils down the sink drain.

• Make a diagram showing the location of your tank drainfield and repair area.

• Maintain adequate vegetative cover over the drainfield.

• Keep surface waters away from the tank and drainfield.

• Keep automobiles and heavy equipment off the system.

• Do not plan any building additions, pools, driveways, or other construction work near the septic system or the repair area.