When too much waste builds up in the tank, the septic system cannot work to its maximum capacity. When you don’t pump the tank as frequently as it needs to be, the build-up can cause your entire system to crash.
In addition to removing waste from your septic system, pumping allows us to remove any roots that have penetrated the system, a common problem if you don’t have us come pump your tank regularly.
A well-maintained septic system should last about 20 years. However, septic systems require routine maintenance to continue operating smoothly and properly. Septic pumping is the best way to avoid septic emergencies and extend the life of your system.
We suggest you pump your septic tank every 3-5 years. When we pump your tank, we remove waste that has built up with time and use and restore your septic system to optimal condition. If more than 3 or 4 people live in your home, you should pump about every 3 years. If you live alone or with one other person, your pumping routine should be every 4-5 years.
When you flush or pour certain items and products down your toilet or other household drains, your septic tank can stop functioning properly. Believe it or not, certain products that kill bacteria — like bleach or antibacterial hand soap — can create excessive build-up in your tank.