EcoClean Septic Services
Septic Pumping,
Installations, Resale 
Inspections
NC Onsite Wastewater Contractor

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Septic System Safety
Please Read these safety tips

Please Read these Septic Tank Safety Tips.  There are serious risks of injury, explosion, and death if safe procedures are not followed when working on septic systems.

Septic Tank Safety Warnings
  • Don't work alone: Falling into a septic tank or even leaning over a septic tank can be fatal. Do not work on or at septic tanks alone - workers can become suddenly overcome by methane gas.
  • Do not ever go into a septic tank to inspect or repair it unless you are specially trained and are wearing the special equipment and gear for that purpose, including self-contained breathing apparatus.
  • Don't enter the septic tank to rescue someone: Never go into a septic tank to retrieve someone who has fallen in and was overcome by toxic gases without a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). if a SCBA is not available, call for emergency services and put a fan at the top of the tank to blow in fresh air.
  • Don't even lean over the septic tank openings: Do not lean over or stick your head into the septic tank to examine its interior - you could fall in to the tank or become overcome by gases and fall into the tank, an event which is likely to be fatal.
  • Don't ignite flames near the septic tank: Do not light a flame at or near the tank - methane gas is explosive. At one tank pumpout my client described the explosion and burns received by the pumping contractor when he stood by the tank and lit a cigarette. Another exploded their septic tank by burning brush that was piled over the tank.
  • Work area around the septic tank must be ventilated: Decomposing wastes in the septic tank produce toxic gases (such as methane) which can kill a human in a matter of minutes. When working on a tank be sure the area is well ventilated.
  • Rope off Dangerous Septic Tanks, Cesspools, Drywells, Work Sites: If your inspection discover that there are dangerous conditions, such as an unsafe tank cover, tank collapse, or a home-made septic tank or cesspool (which are at increased risk of sudden collapse) such areas should be roped off and clearly marked as dangerous to prevent access until proper evaluation and repairs can be made.
  • There are serious risks of injury, explosion, and death if safe procedures are not followed when working on septic systems.