BCSS has been in the septic pumping business since 1951, providing reliable, knowledgeable experience for Brazoria County residences and businesses. Septic and grease trap pumping has always been the foundation of our company. Septic customers can call and get on our schedule and usually be serviced within one to three days. We put our commercial grease trap customers on a set schedule. The schedule varies based on the customers needs from monthly, quarterly, biannually, or annually (you will not have to call each time, we will be there on schedule). If you have any questions about your septic system or grease trap feel free to call us. We will try to help answer your questions, or find someone who can.
How Your Septic System Works
Conventional Septic System:
When you flush the toilet or put water down the drain, it flows through the pipes and into the septic tank through the inlet tee. The top layer of scum is made up of light solids that have floated to the top. The heavy solids that settle to the bottom is called sludge. The waste water filters out into your field lines (leach lines), leaving the solids behind. The wastewater then disperses into the ground. There is always bacteria in you tank that helps to break down these solids. Pumping your tank is necessary to get rid of the solids and keep your system working as it should.
Pump System, Aerobic System etc;
A pump septic system works almost like a conventional system except that there is a pump that will pump the water out of your septic tank to your field lines. These systems will come with two or more tanks. Some of these systems may have a tank with an aeration system to work like a mini treatment plant. Some of these systems have a sprinkler head at the end of the lines instead of a leach line.
Feed the system with septic system safe products only.
Put root killer / copper sulfate in the leach lines each spring and summer (conventional system).
Have the tank serviced before sludge builds up and gets into the pump tank or into the lines.
Replace any broken septic lids.
Have your pump system/aerobic system on a service plan schedule.
If you have a residential grease trap it is a good idea to get it pumped at the same time as the septic tank. It will usually cost more money if done separately. If the grease trap is 300 gal. or less.
Don’t do this:
Don’t drive over the lines or tank with cars, trucks or heavy equipment.
Don’t plant trees or large root systems near the tank or lines.
Don’t flush things down the lines like bleach or any strong chemicals that will kill the bacteria.
Don’t flush paper towels or non biodegradable tissue into the system.
Don’t build over the tank. Like home additions, concrete slabs or decks.