Los Angeles Septic System Maintenance

        Your septic system is not connected to any municipal sewer lines. This means that maintenance of a septic system is the sole responsibility of the homeowner or resident. Having a properly designed and installed septic system can mean the difference between your system being an asset or a liability. A treated septic system will help to prevent the spread of disease-causing bacteria and viruses put forth from pollutants within the wastewater. This protects you, your family, and the environment.

Septic Maintenance and Tips
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Preventative Maintenance vs Repair

  • new septic tanks and systems can cost between $20k-$80k
  • a malfunctioned system can contaminate groundwater (possible source of drinking water)
  • can be the cause of infection and disease
  • possibility of legal liability

How to Maintain Your Septic System

  • Install a AEROBIC BACTERIA GENERATOR into your septic tank.
  • PUMP REGULARLY. Septic tanks should be pumped every 2-3 years.
  • USE WATER EFFICIENTLY. Constant water flow can overwhelm a system.
  • DISPOSE RESPONSIBLY. No harsh chemicals down the drain.
  • FLUSH RESPONSIBLY. (diapers, feminine products, cat litter, cigarette butts, etc.)
  • Vehicles above seepage pits or drainfields may cause pipe damage or even collapse the top of your pit.
  • Roots from nearby trees and shrubs are notorious for clogging septic systems.
  • Keep other drainage systems (roof, basement, rainwater, surface water, etc.) away from seepage pits and drainfields.

CLOGGERS
Diapers, cat litter, cigarettes, grease, feminine products, etc.

KILLERS
Harsh chemicals, bleach, heavy antibacterials, gasoline, oil, pesticides, paint, antifreeze, etc.



Free Bid Proposal

        We offer a free bid proposal and/or design consultation for all of your septic tank pumping needs. Please also feel free to browse any of our other websites exploring the various divisions of Prieto Engineering and look into some of the services we can provide for you. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business.