It may seem a point that doesn’t need to be made since very few homeowners would even contemplate handling the undesirable task of septic tank cleaning, but it doesn’t hurt to go over the less obvious reasons why this should be left to a professional:
- It’s affordable. When you consider that septic tank cleaning and pumping only needs to be done every 3 to 5 years, the annualized cost is extremely affordable. If you learn the ways to reduce the impact on the system, you won’t face unnecessary repairs either.
- Disposal. Where does that waste go to? It is unlikely you have a proper vehicle to transport the waste and you would have no place to go with it anyhow. Septic tank cleaning professionals have waste treatment plants and other facilities they work with that would not usually work with a homeowner. Federal laws restrict where waste can be taken, too.
- Hazards. The gasses that naturally occur in a septic tank can be very dangerous. You should never enter a septic tank without knowing what you are doing.
- Inexperience. Septic tank cleaning is not as easy as you might think. Do you know how to get to the sludge? Do you know how to get out the waste without damaging the septic tank? Can you get to the septic tank without driving over the drain field or tank? One wrong step and the money you saved won’t be enough to cover a repair or replacement.
The next time you need to clean your septic tank, leave your project in the hands of our trusted professionals. Contact us today to schedule your next septic tank cleaning appointment!