Do you have a septic tank? About 25% of homes do, so they have to handle septic tank pumping because their homes are not connected to a centralized sewer system such as homes in rural areas. Septic systems do require a certain amount of upkeep that you’ll need to be aware of, but with proper care can last up to 40 years.
Pumping your septic tank falls under that category of dirty jobs that simply must be done. If it is too unpleasant an undertaking, there are always septic services willing to do it for you. To get started with septic cleaning, first you need to locate your house’s tank.
If you are unsure of the location, the health department for your city will have a copy of the home’s diagram on file, which you may be able to access online. Your local health department is also a good resource if you would like to have your septic tank inspected, instead of waiting for a mishap.
What are the signs of a mishap? Unfortunately, it will be obvious that septic tank pumping is needed right away. There will be a horrible smell around the house; sinks and toilets will back up; the grass will be greener on the area above the tank; and the ground may become mushy. It will be quite clear that maintenance is required.
But how do you keep your tank operating at its best? Maintenance and occasional inspections will be your best bet. The truth is, that septic tank pumping will be done on the schedule that works best for your household. The number of people in the home, the size of the tank, the amount of water that is flushed down the drain from sinks and toilets, and, well, the amount of solids deposited in the tank, will determine your tank’s necessary pumping schedule.
Septic tanks require a bit more maintenance and care than those homes that rely on a centralized sewer system. Because the tank works so hard for your house day in and day out, try to help it out by taking proper care of it. Regularly scheduled maintenance, inspections, and treatments will keep it running strong. And if that isn’t ideal for you, you can always hire a service instead.
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