& Special Events
1936 Cartersville Rd.
Cartersville, Virginia 23027
(toll-free in Virginia)
septic service includes pumping septic tanks and
commercial grease traps. We also clean and jet
septic lines. Call for your appointment and
Below are helpful tips
for maintaining your septic system:
DO have your
septic system inspected annually.
DO learn the
location of your septic tank and drain field.
DO keep a system
diagram on file.
DO keep your tank
cover accessible for inspections and pumpings.
DO call a
professional whenever you experience problems with
your system, or if there are any signs of system
DO keep a detailed
record of repairs, pumpings, inspections, permits
issued and other maintenance activities.
DO conserve water
to avoid overloading your system. Be sure to repair
any leaky faucets or toilets.
DO divert other
sources of water, like roof drains, house footing
drains and sump pumps, away from your septic system.
Excessive water keeps the soil in the drain field
from naturally cleansing the wastewater.
DONíT go down
into your septic tank. Toxic gases are produced by
the natural treatment processes in septic tanks and
can kill in minutes. Extreme care should be taken
when inspecting or looking into your septic tank.
DONíT use a
garbage disposal without checking with your local
regulatory agency to make sure that your septic
system can accommodate this additional waste.
anyone to drive or park over any part of your
DONíT make or
allow repairs to your septic system without
obtaining the required health department permit. Use
professional, licensed septic contractors when
backwash from home water softeners to enter your
DONíT flush any
paper product except toilet paper.
DONíT use acidic
or caustic drain openers. If your drain backs up,
use a mechanical device such as a snake or pressure
bag to clear the blockage.
DO use garbage
DO check plumbing
DO full dishwasher
loads at off-peak times.
coffee grounds, oil or grease down your kitchen
DONíT put harsh
chemicals, gasoline, oil, paint, paint thinner,
antifreeze, pesticides, etc. down your drain.
biodegradable toilet paper.
DO keep hair from
washing down your drain when showering or shaving.
dental floss, disposable diapers, kitty litter,
personal products, cigarette butts,
paper towels or harmful chemicals and cleaners.
DO plant grass
over your system and leach field to prevent soil
landscaping, foundation drains and roof gutters in
areas which divert water away from your septic
trees and shrubs within 100 feet of your septic
system. Roots clog and damage the drain field.
DONíT dig in the
drain field or build anything over it.
DONíT cover the
drain field with concrete or asphalt.
biodegradable detergents, preferably liquid.
DO only full
laundry loads, preferably at off-peak times.
harmful cleaners down the floor drain.