Septic tank pumping needs to happen every 3 to 5 years, depending on usage of your tank in Plant City, FL.
Septic Tank Pumping in Plant City – The miracle of our modern amenities allows us to remain blissfully unaware of where our wastewater ends up. That is, until it backs up into our bathroom toilets or sinks. While we would rather not think about where all of our waste water goes after we flush it or drain it, it’s necessary to perform proper maintenance on your septic system to avoid unwanted scenarios and costly repairs.
Septic tank pumping is a regular part of septic tank maintenance. To better understand the need for pumping, here is a brief overview of how your septic system works. All the drains in your house converge into one pipe, which leads to the septic tank buried outside. In the tank, the different components of the wastewater begin to separate. The heaviest particulate matter (sludge) sinks to the bottom. The oils, fats, and proteins (scum) float to the top. All the liquid in the middle is called gray water. Only the gray water is discharged from the septic tank to be processed and cleaned. Over time, the sludge and scum layers build up and need to be disposed of, and this is where septic tank pumping services comes into play.
When we do septic tank pumping, we send a technician out with a big truck and vacuum to drain the tank. The technician will have to dig up the area on top of the tank to access the tank and will then insert a vacuum into the tank to suck up everything that has built up in your septic tank. When the tank is empty, it’s a great time to check for structural damage and see if any repairs need to be done. We are also pros at septic tank repairs, so if we notice any problems while pumping your tank, we will be sure to let you know and make a plan to take care of it.
Septic tank pumping needs to happen every 3 to 5 years, depending on usage of your tank. We recommend that you have your tank checked out once every year to check for damage and the amount of build-up of solids in your tank. If you stay on top of maintenance, there won’t be any nasty surprises down the road.
To keep your tank working properly and for the least chance of repairs and less frequent pumping, be sure you are only flushing toilet paper down your toilets. Avoid cotton, cotton swabs, and even wet wipes or facial tissues, as all of these contribute to the build-up of solids in your septic tank more quickly. Also try to avoid using the garbage disposal as much as possible.
No matter how careful you are about what you flush down the toilet, you will need a septic tank pumping eventually. Be sure to give us a call at William Dustin Septic. We have been successfully serving the Plant City, FL area for years and are confident you will be more than satisfied with your service from us.