The Frost is on the Pumpkin, and on Your Septic Tank Near Alrington

November 10, 2017  

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Yes, it is that time again. Stores are displaying candies, pumpkins, cornstalks and a few are even starting to get out their advance Christmas wares. The holidays are upon us, and with them comes cold weather. The big question becomes, is your septic tank near Arlington ready for winter? Superior Septic Services is ready to help.

The bacteria in your septic tank slow down in the winter months and sometimes even the tank can even freeze if it is attached to a vacation home that is not used during the cold months. This can cause many problems, ranging from burst pipes to needing to pump the tank and re-activate it with appropriate bacteria. Freezing can also damage the baffles, filters and any pumps associated with the system. Homes where the system is active through the winter usually have enough hot water flowing through the pipes to keep the tank warm enough not to freeze. You can help your septic system by getting it pumped in the autumn, so that it does not have excess amounts of liquid in it. Avoid driving heavy machinery over any part of the system, and tuck your tank and leach field under an insulating layer of mulch or sod – especially if snow is slow in arriving. Repair any leaks – leaks encourage freezing.

Superior Septic Services, at (425)905-2485 to get your septic tank near Arlington ready for winter. With more than 25 years of experience, we know all the ways to tuck your home sanitation system in for the winter. We have a smaller sized pump truck that can reach remote areas, and we are always glad to help keep your septic system up and running.