Pumping The Septic Tank

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If you are someone with a septic system, have you ever walked outside, stood in your yard, and thought about the tank and greater septic system that lies beneath your feet? There's more to this system than you might know. It's not just a septic tank. It's a system of pipes that carry waste water away from the tank, and it's also a drainfield, made from soil. The next time you call a septic service to care for your tank, watch them work and ask questions. Also, make sure you spend some time reading this blog to become more aware of the basics.


Pumping The Septic Tank

22 August 2022
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The septic tank of the home will need numerous different types of maintenance work if it is to remain functional. Pumping the tank is an especially important type of maintenance for the unit, but many homeowners may go for much longer than is advisable between having their septic tanks pumped. 

A Septic Tank That Is Not Pumped Regularly Will Be Able To Process Less Water

If a septic tank is not pumped at regular intervals, it will gradually fill with solid waste and other debris. These materials can drastically lower the amount of water that the septic tank can treat at any given time. Unfortunately, individuals may not realize that this is a threat until they start to encounter slow or even backed-up drains in their homes. Pumping the tank at regular intervals will reduce the risk of this happening as it will allow for the solid waste that is in the system to be removed.

Pumping The Septic Tank Should Not Be A Disruptive Experience For The Homeowners

While having the septic tank professionally pumped will be an important part of maintaining this part of your house, it is important to avoid assuming that it will be an extremely disruptive type of work to have done to the home. In reality, pumping the septic tank is a process that should only have a minor disruption in your daily life. During the pumping, the plumbing system should not be used until the contractors have finished, but they will use pumping systems that are able to rapidly remove the water and waste from the septic tank. The amount of time that the septic tank pumping will require will largely depend on the total capacity of the tank. However, most of these projects should be done in as little as a few hours.

Septic Tank Pumping Can Reduce The Potential Risk For Extensive Repairs Being Needed In The Future

Problems with the septic tank or the drain field can be extremely difficult and costly to repair. This can be the result of these components being buried deep underground. Pumping the septic tank every few years will greatly reduce the likelihood of these problems developing. This is due to the fact that clogs in the system can be among the most common and costly issues to repair as they could potentially require replacing large sections of the drainfield or other piping. By pumping the tank so that these materials are removed you can drastically lower this risk.

Reach out to a septic tank pumping service to learn more.