We locate septic system components from as-built drawings. You can look up your system as-built through the health department. Visit the system drawings & service history page for a link.
Yes, over time. Hydraulic overload (forcing too much water to your drainfield) will kill your system. It is only made to handle a designated amount of liquid each day, based on the system’s design. Spread your laundry out throughout the week! Don’t do it all on one day, and use bleach sparingly.
A septic tank is a holding container for a septic system. It is an underground tank that is typically made of concrete, plastic, or fiberglass. It is designed to hold wastewater from the home and allow the solids in the water to be broken down by anaerobic bacteria. The solids are broken down and then fall to the bottom of the tank, with the solid-free wastewater leaving the tank and going to the septic field where it is filtered through the ground.
The cost of pumping a septic tank depends on several factors, including the size of the tank and the type of septic system. However, the cost of pumping the tank every few years and having it inspected is much less than a system replacement or repair if it is not maintained.