Your septic system is able to be cleaned and pumped regardless of the time of year. However, it should be noted that winter brings about some difficulties that could potentially make your septic tank pump a unique job.
Here is some important information on what you can expect if you are scheduling a tank cleaning during a Dallas winter.
Pumpers Can Get Through a Frozen System
Sometimes, the right conditions can cause a septic system to freeze. This usually happens when the system isn’t used for an extended period of time and sufficient temperatures are not able to prevent freezing.
Consistently checking your septic system before winter weather is important. A full tank that freezes over can cause waste to back up in your pipes and violently burst. Ask your local professional about holding tanks equipped with alarms that will warn you when the tank is near its filling point. Always staying a step ahead of your system is a great way to prevent septic tank freezing during a frigid winter.
Fortunately, if your septic system does freeze over, expert septic cleaners can break through the ice and get their jobs done. As long as trucks can reach your tank, it is definitely possible for a winter pump.
Reduce Septic Tank Freezing with Insulation
Insulating your tank before the colder weather arrives is a great way to reduce the likelihood of any septic tank troubles in the future. Your local septic professional can help you decide on the proper methods of insulation that you can use on your specific septic tank.
What Should You Do if Your Septic System Freezes?
If all else fails and your tank does end up freezing, follow these steps before reaching out to your septic professional for help.
- Don’t add antifreeze or an additive to your system
- Don’t try to thaw your system out with an open flame
- Don’t run water over the system in an attempt to thaw out the problem
Remember, correcting this problem as soon as possible is important because failure to take care of it will almost guarantee a refreeze in the next winter season. We strongly advise you against trying to determine where the problem stems from since your septic system is full of waste that is hazardous to your health. Your local septic professional will be able to determine the root of your problem and safely handle your winter septic system problem.
Keep Your Septic System Functioning Year-Round with Texas Johns
Your septic system is something that you and your family rely on to keep your house clean and waste-free. Even in the winter seasons, septic tanks need to be maintained. Make sure that you select a company that can handle a job under cooler conditions. Reach out to Texas Johns today, to find out more about our winter septic maintenance services.