Once a septic system is installed, it should work seamlessly and not require ongoing repairs. It needs to be maintained with regular septic system pumping by a company that specializes in this kind of service. With this kind of care, your system could last as long as 40 years.
How Frequently Should a Septic System Pumping Be Scheduled?
In general, home septic system pumping should take place every three to five years. If yours has mechanical components like electric float switches, you may need to have it looked at more often. Other important factors include the amount of total wastewater generated and the volume of solids in the wastewater. We will look at your septic system and your household size and tank size and tell you how often we should come and pump out your system.
Why Might I Need Septic System Pumping More Often?
Septic systems can get clogged or have other issues before a scheduled pumping. If you don’t have high-efficiency appliances, toilets, and faucets, this could contribute to the problem. Using too much water can lead to overflows. And most importantly, what you put down your toilets and sinks matters. Don’t pour chemicals and oils into them, and only flush toilet paper and human waste down your toilets.
Be Aware of Your Drain Field
Your septic system drain field is where your wastewater gets drained, and it’s important to be careful with it. Be sure not to park or drive vehicles on top of your drain field. Also avoid planting trees or other plants with large root systems on or near the drain field, as the roots can damage the system.
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