When is the last time you had your septic tank pumped out?
Can’t remember?!? Then it has probably been too long! The average family of four should have their tank pumped out every 3-5 years!
It is important to pump out your septic tank to ensure maximum life of your system. The last thing you need is your septic tank backing up into your home and disrupting your daily life!
Not sure if your tank needs pumping?
For $99 we will come out and open up your tank to see if it needs pumping, if it does the $99 will go towards the cost of the septic pumping.
Don’t know much about septic systems? Below is some basic information to get you started. Give us a call and we can try to answer more specific questions.
Septic pumping is a crucial element in maintaining your septic system. However the septic tank is often forgotten about when the plumbing is draining properly.
If your home has a septic tank, all the water you use exits your from your home into the septic tank and passes through your septic tank to the drain lines in your yard. If your septic system is working properly, any solids that exit your home through the plumbing will be captured in the septic tank and will accumulate over time. (See the image below)
While there is no perfect scientific formula to let homeowners know how often to pump their septic tanks below is a table that provides an estimate for how often your tank should be pumped. Some factors that will increase the frequency of pumpings are number of people living in the home, amounts of grease put down your drains, use of garbage disposals and the drainage of the soil in your drain field.
Many people have never lived in a home with a septic system before, here are some pointers to help make sure you are extending the life of your system.
- Do not pour grease down your drains
- Limit the use of garbage disposals
- Do not drive over the septic tank or drain lines
- Do not put any buildings, patios or other permanent or heavy structures over your septic tank or drain lines
- Have a professional clean the effluent filter to help extend the life of drain lines
- Only flush toilet paper down the toilet; Dispose of diapers, baby wipes, paper towels, sanitary napkins etc. with your normal trash.