Ways To Determine How Often Your Septic Tank Needs Pumped


If you just moved into a new home and there's a septic tank system on the property, you are going to want to learn as much as you can about it. This is especially important for homeowners who do not have previous experience with septic systems. The last thing you want to do is to end up causing any damage to your tank or home. One of the more important things to know is how often you will need to call for septic pumping. Here are some examples of ways you can figure this out.

Talk To The Previous Owners 

Sometimes, the sellers will give the buyers their contact information as a kind gesture in case they have any questions about the house or its history. If you received their contact information, you might want to give them a call. Ask how often they would have the tank pumped and how many of people generally lived in the house. You will also want to find out when they last had the tank pumped. That information should be able to give you a good idea of when you need to arrange the next pumping. This might be information that the real estate can find somewhere in the paperwork. 

Have The Tank Inspected

If getting ahold of the previous owners is not an option, you will want to consider calling for an inspection of the septic tank. A septic system contractor will be able to do a few things for you. They can pump what's currently in the tank, make sure that it is in good shape, determine the size of the tank, and then give you advice on how many years you can expect to get between pumps. There will be a charge for this service, but the cost will be well worth it. You never want to end up with an overflowing tank because wastewater can not only end up in your yard but in your home as well.

It is important to make sure that you are looking for a reputable septic system maintenance, repair, and pumping company in your area. Talk with your neighbors or friends and family to learn who they use for their septic systems. You will want to establish an account with a company that is good with their response time. This is very important because you just never know when an emergency situation with the septic tank will pop up.

Reach out to a local septic pumping service near you to learn more.


26 June 2023

Fast Facts and Deep Insights: Septic Edition

As you read the articles on this website, you will notice two things. First, they are all about septic services in some ways. Second, some go deep — and others are full of more surface-level facts. This is kind of like your septic system itself! The tank is buried deep, but the drain field is more superficial. You don't have to be an expert on septic systems, but as someone who owns one, you should at least know how to tell when something is wrong with yours so you can call for service. You'll get that level of understanding from this blog — and probably more!