Baltimore County, Residential Septic System, Harford County, Septic System

How to Make Your Residential Septic System Happy

How to Make Your Residential Septic System Happy

OK, so this is more about making your bank account happy. Taking a few simple steps around your house can prolong the life of you residential septic system. By following some of these steps, you can avoid making an emergency call for a septic tank repair.

  1. Don’t use a garbage disposal. While convenient, using a garbage disposal is hard on your septic system. Some food particles that enter your septic tank don’t break down, and end up causing clogs or damage to your leach field. Consider composting fruit and vegetable scraps, and throw other scraps away or feed them to a pet.
  2. Use a strainer. This is really simple. Using a sink strainer prevents solid material from flowing down the drain and into your septic tank, where it may not break down.
  3. Don’t pour grease or oil down the drain. Grease and oil are really bad for your septic system. As the grease cools, it can stick to the insides of your pipes and septic tank, causing clogs. Pour grease and oil into a tin can and dispose of it, or let it cool in the pan, then scrape it out into the trash.
  4. Get regular septic tank pumping and inspections. Probably the most important thing you can do for your septic system is sign up for a septic tank pumping plan. No matter how well you follow all of these tips, eventually, solid waste will build up in the tank. You want to make sure your tank is pumped before it overflows, causing a smelly situation.

If you’re not sure when your septic tank was last pumped, you may want to give us a call to come do an inspection and make sure everything is in working order. We’ll perform septic tank pumping. We’ll give you a receipt to keep for your records, itemizing what we did, and we can set up a maintenance plan that works for you. Call Jones Pump Service at 410-692-6900 for all of your septic system needs.

Baltimore County, Commercial Septic System, Harford County, Septic System

Avoiding Problems with Your Commercial Septic System

Avoiding Problems with Your Commercial Septic System

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin. Never were truer words spoken, especially when it comes to your commercial septic system. Cleaning and maintenance of your septic system is definitely NOT the place to cut corners, or try and save a buck or two. Failure to properly maintain your septic system and pump the tank frequently can lead to a really bad, smelly situation that can ruin your bottom line.

Jones Pump Service offers septic inspections, septic repair, septic system design, septic tank pumping, grease trap cleaning and more to our commercial clients throughout the state of Maryland. We know what it’s like to run a business, and how if one thing goes wrong, it can really snowball. That’s why we recommend regular inspections and cleaning of your septic tank and grease traps. Contact us to set up a service plan for your business.

Even if you’ve done all of the recommended maintenance, problems to still come up. Some problems with your septic system may require your business to shut down, if the problem is not solved quickly. You can count on emergency septic repair and installation from the experts at Jones Pump Service. Call us at 410-692-6900 for all of your commercial septic system needs.