When you become the owner of a septic system, even if you don’t know much about how a septic system works or what exactly a drain field is, chances are high that you know that you need septic tank pumping as part of your septic services. At William Dustin Septic, we answer questions about septic systems all the time, and one of our most common septic questions is this one: “How long can I go between septic tank pumping appointments?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t one that we can give a clear answer to since every septic system situation is a little different. What we can tell you, however, are some factors that affect your septic tank pumping frequency.
- Size of septic tank- Septic tanks come in various sizes, many of them standard, just like gasoline tanks in cars also come in different sizes that are mostly standard. This is one of the most important pieces of information that you will need when it comes to septic tank pumping since it determines the volume that your septic tank can hold.
- Size of household- The other crucial factor is how many people are in your household. Obviously, if you have more people, you will need to have septic tank pumping done more frequently than if you only have a single-person household.
As a general rule, septic tank pumping will need to occur every 3-5 years, sometimes more, sometimes less. Until you get to know your septic system, be sure to err on the side of more septic tank pumping than fewer septic tank pumping appointments! If you have questions, give us a call at William Dustin Septic today.