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A-1 Smith's Septic Service, Inc
Septic System Maintenance
According to the U.S. Government Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Public Health Service, “a septic tank system will serve a home satisfactorily only if it is properly designed, installed, and adequately maintained. Even a good system which does not have proper care and attention may become a nuisance, and burdensome expense.”
Septic system maintenance consists of two simple parts. Firstly, a septic tank requires period pumping of the sludge that accumulates in the bottom. The frequency of the pumping is dependent upon the size of the tank, the amount of use it gets, and the system’s condition. No additive is able to deal with the sludge – IT MUST BE PUMPED OUT. An eventual overflow of the sludge into the absorption area will result if the system is not pumped out. This will cause the system to clog and need to be replaced, at an enormous cost and inconvenience.  
Secondly, the needed maintenance involves the bacteria necessary for the digestion of the septic system’s solids. When bacteria-killing products are used in a house, the bacteria must be replenished. If they are not, then the septic system will fill up and overflow with solid material into the absorption area. This will result in a clogged system which will have to be replaced.
Unbeknownst to you, your septic tank could be overflowing solid waste into the soil RIGHT NOW, and you will not know this until the waste blocks the soil so badly that no more drainage is possible. Depending on the type of soil, this can take varying amounts of time. But the fact remains the same: a neglected system will become blocked… will overflow… will have a foul odor… and will cause contamination and pollution. The system will probably have to be replaced. The first “emergency” with a septic system normally marks the beginning of the end

Warning Signs of Septic System Failure
Drainage in the home is sluggish
Backups in plumbing
Gurgling sound coming from pipes and drains
Odor outdoors
In septic system area, greener grass, mushy ground, or waste water surfacing/pooling in yard
Other Causes of Septic System Failure
Improper placement – placed in area of poor drainage
Improper installation – installed contrary to septic codes
Overloading – use water in moderation. Wash only full loads during off-peak times if possible. Do not flush down drains: kitchen grease, cigarette butts, baby wipes, feminine products, contraceptive devices, or other inorganic material.
Garbage disposals – ground up food stuff is particularly hard on the septic system because they are not first digested by the human body. Any septic system which must deal with this would benefit from additional bacterial additive.
Water softeners – chemicals and salts damage the septic tank.  

Convenient pre-measured water soluble packets for use in septic tanks. Effectively degrades organic waste solids, grease and paper to promote proper system functioning and eliminate odor. Counteracts the negative impact of bleach, harsh chemicals and anti bacterial soaps. Conveniently packaged for residential use. 
Save $20 per 500 gallons
On Septic Tank Pumping (limit 3)
Just mention this coupon at time of service


Expires on 12/31/2017