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WHEN TO HAVE YOUR SEPTIC TANK PUMPED

WHEN TO HAVE YOUR SEPTIC TANK PUMPED

When to Have Your Septic Tank Pumped

An amazing number of system owners believe that if they haven’t had any problems with their systems, they don’t need to pump out their tanks. Unfortunately this is a serious and sometimes costly misconception.

Two factors affect how often you should have your septic tank pumped.

  1. The size of the tank itself. The more people using a system, the faster the solids will accumulate in the tank, and the more frequently the tank will need to be pumped.
  2. The volume of solids in the wastewater. If you have a garbage disposal, for example, you will have to pump out your system more frequently than persons disposing of their food wastes through other means. The use of a garbage disposal may increase the amount of solids in the septic tank by as much as 50 percent.

It’s generally recommended that systems be pumped at least once every three years for homes not having a garbage disposal. If the home’s system has a garage disposal, it should be pumped every year. The most common reasons for septic system failure are improper use and lack of periodic pumping of the septic tank. This simple maintenance practice will allow your system to operate at its best and can greatly extend the life of your septic system. If you think it’s time for your system to be pumped…call the experts at AWESCO SEPTIC.

SAFETY REMINDER: A septic tank is a confined space and contains gases that can be deadly…The access lid should only be removed by a licensed liquid waste hauler. Never climb into a septic tank.

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