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What Are The Layers Of A Septic Tank? Why Does This Information Matter To Homeowners?

July 22, 2022

Many people do not want to think much about the answers to the questions: What are the layers in a septic tank? And, what can gather at the bottom of a septic tank? However, this information can help homeowners understand how their system works to prolong and improve the life of the entire septic system. Sharps Sanitation serves the El Centro, California, region with fast septic tank pumping services if you think you may need your septic contents removed.  If your toilets have not been flushing as effectively as is normal, or if your shower holds water without a plug and takes a... View Article

Common Septic Tank Problems

July 15, 2022

A septic tank serves the important purpose of collecting and filtering wastewater from a residence. However, like other important systems in your home, your septic tank requires regular servicing and maintenance. A lack of regular service is often the leading cause of septic tank issues. What Can Go Wrong With a Septic System When a septic tank has issues, several root causes could be at fault. Some are issues causing your septic tank to not operate correctly, while others are issues with various parts of your septic tank needing replacing. Some of the most common performance issues with septic tanks are:  Blockages... View Article

5 Important Reasons Why You Should Pump Your Septic Tank Regularly

April 5, 2022

Septic tank pumping plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy septic system. Routine pumping prevents major problems that could affect your family’s health. Experts recommend having your septic system inspected every three years and pumped by a septic system professional every five years. However, consider having it inspected every year if your septic system consists of electrical pumps, switches, and other mechanical components. Note that this frequency may vary based on your house size, solids in wastewater, amount of wastewater produced and size of the septic tank. Here are five reasons why you should pump your septic tank regularly.... View Article

The Five Biggest DON’TS of Septic Tank Ownership

June 24, 2021

If you’re new to septic tank ownership, it’s easy to make mistakes if you haven’t had the opportunity to learn about your new system. Owning a septic tank requires more care and mindfulness than being connected to municipal sewer lines. Most notably, if something goes wrong with your plumbing or septic tank, it’s your responsibility to fix it. Read on to learn the five biggest mistakes you can make, then call Sharps Sanitation to schedule your next septic tank pumping appointment in El Centro, CA: Don’t plant anything over your drain field: Septic tanks require drain fields, which help treat... View Article

RV Gray Water and Black Water FAQs

December 11, 2020

When it comes to RV ownership, RV septic pumping in El Centro, CA is a top priority. Learning about the septic system and how to maintain it is an essential for any RV owner. Use the following FAQs on RV black tank pumping to get the information you need for successful and responsible RV ownership. What is gray water? Gray water is the liquid that drains from your RV’s kitchen and bathroom sinks and the shower. This water contains bacteria, but it can be filtered and reused for some purposes, such as watering lawns. However, it must be properly treated... View Article

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