All waste management systems need regular maintenance to stay in good working order. If your home uses a septic tank instead of relying on a public sewer system, maintaining that tank is your responsibility, and a critical part of that maintenance is regular septic tank cleanings. Our experts at William Dustin Septic advise you to have your tank cleaned every three to five years, though this will vary depending on the size of your tank and the number of residents in your home.
A septic tank system works like this: All the wastewater from your home flows through your pipes and into the tank. Water and other liquefied wastes pass through the tank and into the drain field, where they are slowly released into the soil. Solid waste, or heavier substances like grease, sink to the bottom of the tank and become sludge; this sludge remains inside the tank until it is emptied. Having regular septic tank cleanings is important because if the level of sludge in your tank becomes too high, you may start to experience backups in your toilets and drains, or may start to see (and smell!) water from the tank seep into your yard. In addition to being unpleasant, these problems can quickly become costly if left unaddressed.
The easiest way to avoid problems with your septic system is to schedule regular septic tank cleanings with our team at William Dustin Septic. Our experienced professionals will ensure that your tank stays in good working condition, and can assess your home’s needs to help you set up a timeline of subsequent cleanings.