If you have a septic tank rather than relying on the sewer system, one thing you should become familiar with is septic tank pumping. There are three septic tank pumping mistakes that many people make. We’ll look at them below.
1. Not Pumping It Enough
If you don’t have your tank pumped enough, it means that your drain field might fail. To keep your tank healthy, you should make sure it’s pumped every 3-5 years. If you wait longer than this, the waste that’s inside is going to start sludging up.
2. Pumping It Too Much
Even though it’s bad to wait too long to have it pumped, it’s also bad to over-pump it. There are four things that you should consider when deciding how often the tank needs to be pumped.
- How big is the tank?
- How much does it hold?
- How old is the tank?
- How many people are in the house?
3. Pumping the Tank to Fix a Clogged Field
If you have issues with the drain field, make sure you’re calling someone out to fix it the right way. If you pump the tank to fix it, the tank’s going to fill again quickly, and it won’t fix the problem.
If you have a septic tank, it’s important to know when it’s time for septic tank pumping. This is going to depend on the size, how many people are in the house, its age and how much it holds. That will help you with keeping your tank working its best.