When it comes to septic tank maintenance, the terms cleaning and pumping are often used interchangeably. However, the two are slightly different. Usually, your septic company will do both at the same time. Let’s take a look at the difference between a septic system cleaning and pumping.
Septic system pumping means removing liquids, solids, and sludge from your septic tank. The frequency in which you need your tank pumped depends on many different factors like the size of the tank, size of your household and how many bathrooms are in your home. If you suddenly have more people living in your home or staying with you, you may need to get your tank pumped more often. Your septic company will use a large vacuum hose connected to a work truck to pump your tank.
When a professional septic system company cleans your system, they will mainly be cleaning all the water and compacted sludge from the bottom of your tank. All components will be checked and cleaned as well. Regular cleaning is essential to avoid significant issues and breakdowns that can happen with a neglected system. Septic backups can be disastrous and expensive, so it is best to spend the money necessary on regular maintenance and cleanings, rather than hundreds or thousands for replacements or sewage cleanup.
Have Your Tank Pumped and Cleaned Regularly to Avoid Issues
To keep your septic tank system running efficiently, never skip out on a cleaning or pumping. An overflowing system can lead to backups both inside and outside of your home, which are expensive to clean and repair.
Not sure whether your septic system is due for a pumping or a cleaning? The experts at Affordable Pumping Services can take a look at your system and let you know. Getting on a regular pumping schedule will ensure your system is working efficiently for years to come. Call for an appointment today.