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septic tank pumpingYou have probably heard that you need to get your septic tank pumped every three to five years. That is true in most cases, but there are some instances in which you might need to have your tank pumped more often. If you need to have your tank pumped more often, contact us at William Dustin Septic, and we can help you come up with a schedule.

  • Tank Size- Septic tanks come in a variety of sizes. If you have a small septic tank, it can fill with sludge more quickly, so you will need to pump it more often. On the other hand, if you have a large septic tank, you might be able to get away with less septic tank pumping.
  • Water Usage- If you use a lot of water, your septic tank will get a lot of use. You will need to have it pumped more frequently in order to keep up with the demand. While this can happen if you have only a few people in the house, it is more common with people who have large households. You can put water conservation methods in place to limit the amount of water you use, thus allowing you to take more time in between each septic tank pumping.
  • Garbage Disposal Use- If you use your garbage disposal as a trash can, you can expect to have to pump your septic tank more often than you will if you use it rarely. Be careful about what you put down your garbage disposal, so you can limit your septic tank pumping needs.

If you have a small tank, use a lot of water, or abuse your garbage disposal, get someone from our team at William Dustin Septic out soon to inspect your tank. We can let you know if it needs to be pumped.

 Do You Require Additional Septic Tank Pumping?