Septic systems can be expensive to repair or replace, and the beat way to avoid such unnecessary expenses is through proper maintenance procedures. Septic tank pumping is a part of regular septic system maintenance and should not be ignored. When you begin to consider having a septic tank pumping performed, there are a few things to keep in mind.
1. When it should be done: A general rule of thumb is to have a septic tank pumping every 3-5 years. The variation depends on a few factors, such as the size of your tank, the number of people living in the home, and the amount of solid waste created. At William Dustin Septic, we can schedule routine septic tank pumping every few years, depending on your tank’s needs.
2. Why it should be done: There are many reasons why your septic tank needs to be pumped, but primarily the answer is to prevent damage. Damage can be done to your home if the septic system begins to back up through the pipes, and damage to the system itself can also occur. Your tank also needs a proper balance of bacteria to function properly, and routine maintenance such as septic tank pumping can help to keep such a balance.
3. Keeping records: At William Dustin Septic, we recommend that you request and save documentation related to your septic system maintenance should the sanitation department or a future resident of your home need to see it.
If you can’t remember the last time you had your septic tank pumped, contact us at William Dustin Septic today. We would be happy to schedule a free estimate for you.