When Was the Last Time You Pumped Your Septic Tank?
If you can’t remember, then it’s been way too long!
With proper maintenance and care, septic tank systems can last for decades. However, if you don’t empty your tank or have it pumped regularly, too much sludge will reduce the bacteria’s ability to do its job and break down the waste or overflow into your drainage field.
Keep in mind how often your septic tank needs to be emptied by following these guidelines:
- Size of your tank – Don’t know the size of your tank? A professional can come out to inspect your tank and let you know the size.
- House size and number of family members – Obviously a bigger house needs a bigger septic tank, and a smaller home needs a smaller tank. The number of people who reside in your home is also a contributing factor. More people produce more waste which will affect the frequency at which you need to clean your septic tank.
- Consider the total wastewater generated – This includes laundry, dishwashing, and showers. Reducing your water consumption will reduce the chance of clogs and future backups.
Maintain Your Septic System with Septic Tank Pumping in Northville
One thing all septic systems have in common is that they require regular maintenance to perform efficiently. Septic maintenance includes inspecting your entire system every 1-3 years and pumping the tank every 2-3 years. The frequency for pumping your septic tank depends on the tank size, number of people in your household, the water habits and use, if a garbage disposal is used, and the number of solids accumulated in the tank. A rule of thumb is to pump the tank when the solids are two-thirds of the volume of the tank.
Emergency septic service in Northville, MI and surrounding areas
If you suspect trouble with your septic system, don’t wait to call us! Waiting too long could be disastrous for your septic system and your home. Sewage emergencies are messy, unhealthy for your family, and pricey. It’s not worth the risk.
Contact professional septic tank pumping specialists in your area as soon as you notice any issues flushing or draining sinks in your home or business. Your best bet for a clean septic system is routine maintenance every 2-3 years. Mark it on your calendar and never miss scheduled maintenance!