How Often is Septic Pumping Necessary?

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Anyone who owns a septic system should know that septic tank cleaning is a necessary part of owning a home using that kind of system. The question is, how often do you need septic pumping?

How Often is Septic Pumping Necessary?

The answer isn’t completely straightforward, but here are a few things that help you to determine what your home needs.

  • Tank Size – There are a variety of different tank sizes available. Depending on what size your home features, you could need septic pumping more or less often than your neighbors. For a family of four on a small tank, yearly septic pumping can be essential. For that same family on a large tank, you could go every few years. We can advise you on the best schedule based on factors specific to your situation.
  • Home Usage – How much water does your family use? If you have a smaller family, perhaps not much. Larger families, or people who get a lot of company, use more. The more water you use and send into the tank, the more often it will need septic pumping.
  • The Five-Year Rule – No matter what you feel the right distance is between pumping services, you never want to go more than five years between service appointments. If you just moved into the house and the previous owner hadn’t cleaned the tank in five years or more, it’s time.

Our professionals at Clark Septic are here to help with septic tank pumping, maintenance, repairs, and anything else you need. We’re experts in the field, and we’ll take care of any issue that arises as quickly and efficiently as possible.