No problems, no need to pump right? It's a common misconception that if you're not experiencing a problem, there is no need to pump your septic tank. This can be a serious and sometimes costly decision.
A typical, well designed and sized septic system requires pumping every 3 to 5 years. If you have a garbage disposal, annual pumping is recommended. Here's why:
In a septic system, solids settle to the bottom of the tank forming a sludge layer. A normally sized tank has space for 3 to 5 years of accumulated sludge. Beyond that point, the septic system begins to perform poorly. When over full, sewage does not have time to settle properly before leaving the tank and solids and sludge escape into the discharge system. The leach field clogs and untreated wastewater will bubble up to the surface (otherwise known as your lawn!). Eventually, sludge fills the tanks blocking the outlet baffle causing sewage backup into your house or business!
Regular pumping is much cheaper than a leach field repair or replacement, cleanup and repair of living areas or replacement of aeration and pumping motors. Schedule a septic tank pumping today and avoid big problems later.
Not sure when the last tank pumping was? Schedule an inspection and you'll get a reliable, experienced recommendation on when your next septic tank pumping should happen to ensure a happy, healthy septic system for years to come.
S&E Septic has been providing reliable, responsive, honest answers to your septic tank pumping and cleaning needs for more than 30 years.