Unless you work with septic tanks all day like we do, you might not be very familiar with these systems and how they work. Here are three common questions we get asked about septic tanks on a regular basis.
- Why is septic cleaning so important? One of the best things about septic tanks is that you don’t have to do much to maintain them. However, the one thing you absolutely have to do is have your system cleaned and pumped on a consistent basis. If you fail to make pumping a priority, too much solid waste can build up in your septic system, clogging up your outlet pipe and creating problems with your drain field.
- Is there a way to tell when a septic tank gets full? The only way to be absolutely sure whether your septic tank is full is to open up its lids and look at how much sludge has built up in it. However, as long as you are sticking to a regular pumping schedule, you should have no problem keeping this buildup at a manageable level.
How often should a septic tank be pumped? Most septic tanks need to be pumped and cleaned every three to five years. This timeframe greatly depends on how many people live in your house, how much water your household consumes, and the size of your septic tank.