Commonwealth Waste Solutions Helps Glen Allen Maintain Septic Systems During Spring

VA based Commonwealth Waste Solutions is encouraging the Glen Allen community to take another look at their septic system and ensure they know how to take care of it this Spring season. Maintenance requirements for such systems tend to change with the seasons, and the company is eager to help homeowners avoid unnecessary repairs or other costly issues. Learn more about the company and view their service coverage at the following link:

Jason Muzzy of Commonwealth Waste Solutions states, “Given how long we have worked in the industry, the details regarding Spring maintenance work for septic systems are almost always fresh in our minds. This is our area of expertise, so we know how to approach virtually any problem. This is not going to be the case for the average homeowner, however, who will most likely have more pressing matters to deal with, especially taking the difficulties of the past year into consideration. However, we believe it is our duty to remind our community that a little preventative maintenance can go a long way, and heading off a smaller problem today can save you a lot of grief and money down the line.”

The first tip shared by the company is for homeowners to check for pooling around their property. Standing water can be one of the first signs of a flooded drain field, and it is much better for this problem to be caught early rather than later. The longer a flooded drain field takes to get resolved, the company cautions, the more likely it is that the damage will become permanent. This would necessitate a much more comprehensive (and therefore costly) repair process, which homeowners will want to avoid.

Their next tip takes into account that Spring is notorious for bringing heavy rain, particularly during storms. While it may seem counterintuitive to some, this is a good period to reduce water usage in the home. This is due to the fact that rain can contribute to how much water the septic system has to deal with, and reducing usage can help alleviate the risk of flooding. This is particularly true during and after large storms.

For the same reasons, homeowners are encouraged to make sure their drains are cleared and ready to deal with excessive amounts of water at any time. While some of this can be done by the homeowner themselves, the task is often best left in the hands of a professional who can inspect the entire system and ensure there are no hidden blockages that would otherwise have been missed. A professional drain cleaning service can remove any scum or debris that might be clogging the system and overworking it. Commonwealth Waste Solutions’ team is always ready and willing to assist with such tasks, and customers are welcome to get in touch today to schedule a proper drain cleaning. Learn more here:

Finally, the company advises their community to pump their tanks at the earliest opportunity. The next Spring rain may be what drives the septic system over its limit, so the best time to get it pumped is today. Commonwealth Waste Solutions acknowledges that many are likely to have delayed having their tanks pumped during the Winter because of frozen ground. If this is the case, then they are advised to have it pumped early during the Spring. This will also help to avoid overworking the system in case of excessive rainfall — which could lead to flooding, backups and even leakage of sewage if the tank is mostly full.

The company emphasizes that these simple fixes can do a lot to reduce any strain on a septic system, thereby helping ensure that no unfortunate issues will occur during the coming months and extending its lifespan. In the event the septic system does experience any problems, however, homeowners are advised to get in touch with Commonwealth Waste Solutions for an emergency visit at once. Learn more about the company and their dedication to customer service at the following link:

More information regarding the services available at Commonwealth Waste Solutions can be found on their official website. Jason Muzzy can also be reached for further inquiries.


For more information about Commonwealth Waste Solutions, contact the company here:

Commonwealth Waste Solutions
Jason Muzzy
(804) 895-6355
Commonwealth Waste Solutions
9201 Cattail Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23838