Septic tank pumping is important to maintaining a healthy septic system. Too often, homeowners ignore their septic tank until there’s a problem. It’s easy to do – your septic tank works quietly and uses no electricity. It can go for several years between regular septic tank service calls. But when problems arise with a septic tank, it’s a real emergency! Imagine raw sewage percolating up in your yard or worse, backing up into your drains and toilets! Avoid these nightmares and the need for emergency septic tank pumping by having your septic tank pumped regularly.
A septic tank is designed to collect and hold wastewater for about 24 hours. During this time, solid material separates and settles to the bottom of the septic tank. The effluent then flows into the drain field and is absorbed into the soil. The solid material in the bottom of the septic tank decomposes naturally in to a layer of sludge. This sludge accumulates and eventually needs to be pumped out of the tank. If the sludge level in the septic tank is allowed to get too high, the wastewater will not collect in the tank properly and too much solid material will flow into the drain field, clogging the pipes and stopping the effluent from being absorbed into the soil. This will require drain field repairs and may be costly in the long run.
Septic Pumping Services
Regular septic tank pumping keeps the sludge level in the tank at or below the proper level. Generally, septic tanks should be pumped every 3 to 5 years. The interval between pump outs depends on several factors including the size of the tank and the number of people living at the residence. Flushing chemicals or pouring paint down the drain will decrease the time necessary between septic tank pumping. Water conservation measures such as low flow toilets, energy efficient appliances, and low flow shower heads will extend the time between pump outs. When having a septic tank inspection by one of our qualified inspectors, we will suggest a septic tank pumping interval that is appropriate for your system.
Schedule Your Pumping Today!
Keep your septic system in top working condition by calling or contacting our Atlanta Septic Tank Pumping Service today to schedule a septic tank pumping. One of our courteous technicians will be happy to take care of your septic tank pumping needs.