To Pump or Not Pump?

One of the main services that must be performed on your septic system is regular pumping of the tank. For some, this can be a confusing issue as it can be difficult to know when you should pump and when you can wait a bit longer. The problem with septic tanks is there isn’t a simple way to check when your tank is almost full, at least not for homeowners. Due to the gases present in the tank, it can be dangerous to try to access the tank to check the level. So, how do you know whether to pump or not to pump?

Most septic tanks should be pumped about every 2-3 years; however, this is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Many factors determine how quickly your septic tank will be filled. The size of the tank is usually based on the number of bedrooms in the home. But, some houses have larger tanks than is needed, or more people may live in the house than the number of bedrooms. The size, amount of people in the home, waste habits and many other factors contribute to how often a tank must be pumped.

The best way to stay on top of the pumping for your septic tank is to have regular service performed on your septic system by a professional. Annual service helps keep your equipment maintained and assures that everything is working like it should. This is also a good time for your service technician to check your tank level. They can let you know an approximate time when you should schedule your next pumping. This way, you are not pumping too soon or not enough, keeping your septic system well maintained.

Posted on behalf of:
Seagraves Plumbing Sewer & Septic
4980 Plant Atkinson Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(494) 792-2221

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