Owning a septic system comes with certain responsibilities. Part of those responsibilities includes regular maintenance and cleaning done by a professional septic system company. But how do you know if you need maintenance or repairs, or just a cleaning? Read on to find out.
How Often Should I Have My Septic System Cleaned?
Regular system cleaning is imperative to keep your septic system working properly and efficiently. Most companies recommend professional cleanings that aren’t separated by any more than two years. Of course, this depends on the type of tank you own and the size of your household.
What Happens During a Septic Cleaning?
Several things happen during a professional septic tank cleaning. These generally are:
- Clear out Sludge – Your septic tank company will pump out the sludge in your tank using professional equipment.
- Clear Out Drain Field Lines – The lines that run from your septic tank to your drain field can become backed up with sludge, so these will be drained out during your septic tank cleaning.
- Clean Filters – The filters in your septic tank collect coffee grounds, lint, and other particles that cannot be broken down in your septic tank. These filters will be cleaned and replaced if necessary.
How Do I Know if I Need a Septic System Repair?
Blockages, leaks, and odd sounds can all be signs of a broken or malfunctioning component of your septic system. However, only a professional septic system company will be able to differentiate between whether a repair or just a regular cleaning is needed for your system.
Call Affordable Pumping Services for All Your Septic System Needs
Whether it’s pumping, cleaning, or septic system repairs, Affordable Pumping Services has got you covered. Call today to get on a regular pumping schedule. And remember, we also offer 24/7 Emergency Service.