FAQ’s

Things home buyers and homeowners should know about their septic systems:

  • Questions About Your Septic System?

    “The Septic Expert” of Altamont, NY will gladly answer your questions

    If you’re just beginning to learn about your septic system and its maintenance, you most likely have a lot of questions. John Van Wormer Septic Systems, Inc. is a reputable septic system company in Altamont, NY. You can trust us to provide reliable septic system information as you learn more about your system.
    Septic system information and 5 frequently asked questions
    Septic systems are underground structures that treat wastewater. Water flows out of homes into septic tanks, then into leach fields, where the water disperses. Want to know more about septic systems and their impact on your property? We’ve answered five common septic questions below:
    What is a Septic Tank?
    A septic tank is an underground container of wastewater. Solid waste becomes sludge on the bottom. Oil floats to the top. The tank retains sludge and oil, releasing water.
    What is a Leach Field?
    After wastewater leaves a tank, it flows through piping into a leach field, a place where it disperses in soil.
    Do you need to maintain a septic system?
    Yes. The sludge and oil that your septic tank collects must be pumped out every few years.
    What septic system information do you need when you buy a home?
    Request information on the tank’s location and history. Schedule a professional inspection, including a septic loading and dye test.
    How long does a septic system last?
    Its lifespan depends on use, construction materials and pumping frequency. If you think your system is starting to fail, reach out to a reputable septic system company immediately.
    For more information, call 518-357-0466 now to speak with a team member from our septic system company.


  • Helpful Links

    Understanding Septic Systems
    Home Buyer's Detailed Guide to Septic Systems
    Septic Systems and their Mantenance