Home > Septic Services Blog > Why & When Septic System Pumping Is Necessary… A Basic Explanation

Understanding the correct frequency for septic system pumping and regular maintenance will ensure that you maximize the lifespan of your septic tank. Besides the levels of scum and sludge, which are the main reasons for pumping, there are other situations when it’s recommended.

  • septic system pumping, Orlando, FL Before a big party! You can lower the risk of a sewage backup and/or overloading the drain field if you have septic system pumping when you anticipate heavy usage – for example, having a big party with many guests in your home.
  • If the drains are clogged: One of our professionals will need to locate the clog and clear it. This may involve septic system pumping.
  • Your house is up for sale: Your real estate agent will probably want to arrange for the tank to be pumped prior to the home inspection or prior to a septic loading and dye test.

Note: If there is a sewage backup, pumping the septic tank may act only as a band-aid that provides short-term relief for an underlying issue. In a day or two after use, the tank will probably fill up again and you’ll be back to square one. The reason for the backup must be determined.

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