If you own a septic tank system on your property, there are specific responsibilities that come with it. The most important one is to pump your tank regularly. Is this really necessary? Yes, it is. Read on to find out why.
What happens if you don’t pump your septic tank?
A septic tank that is neglected and not pumped regularly will eventually overflow. An overflowing tank is probably the absolute worst thing that can happen to a homeowner. An overflowing septic tank can damage landscaping, property, the inside of your home, and bathrooms- and cause toxic waste to back up into your home. Septic disasters are costly to clean up and repair – and can possibly cause irreversible damage to your home.
What does pumping do for your septic tank?
When you have your septic tank pumped by a professional septic tank company, they’re not just removing solid waste from your tank. They are also checking your tank and the entire system for leaks, damage and possible upgrades that may be needed.
How often should I have my septic tank pumped?
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends having your septic tank pumped at least once every three years. This is the minimum recommendation and most tanks should be pumped more often. The proper schedule for your tank may be different depending on the size and type of your system, and the size of your household. A professional septic tank company will be able to evaluate your system and determine the proper pumping schedule for your home.
Should I have the septic tank of my new home pumped?
When purchasing a new home, you should always have the septic system inspected before moving in. Years of neglect can wreak havoc on a septic tank, so you want to be sure your new home will be functioning properly. Your septic tank company may recommend having it pumped before moving in.
Affordable Pumping Services can get you on a regular pumping schedule so your septic system is always functioning how it should be. Call today!