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Septic tank pumping is typically a good maintenance task. On some occasions, though, you need to avoid pumping your septic tank. Let’s take a look at the times when you shouldn’t pump your tank.

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  • Your Septic System Is Flooded- If your septic system has been taken over by floodwaters, you might want to pump your tank to get rid of the excess water. In reality, you need to avoid septic tank pumping when there is still floodwater on the ground. Otherwise, you could end up with additional mud and floodwater in the tank. On top of that, a fiberglass septic tank might float away if you pump it during a flood.
  • Prior to an Inspection- If you’re going to have your system inspected, don’t have the tank pumped beforehand. This makes it impossible to test the drain field accurately. Instead, let our team at William Dustin Septic conduct an inspection, and then pump your tank if necessary. That way, we can make sure the entire system is working properly before moving forward with the septic tank pumping.
  • An Uninspected Tank-You also need to avoid pumping an old, fragile tank before it is inspected. An inspection will tell you whether the tank can handle being pumped. If it can’t, you need to look into a new installation.

Septic tank pumping is an important part of septic tank maintenance, but make sure you do it at the right time. That way, you can enjoy the benefits without any problems.

It’s Not Always the Right Time for Septic Tank Pumping