You might never really think much about septic pumping, or where the waste goes when flushing a toilet or draining a kitchen sink. Most people with septic systems and septic drain fields are no different. How it all works is a mystery to most.
The main misconception about septic systems is that they have a large tank that holds all that waste until a septic contractor with a large truck is called to empty it. No, this is not the case. What they are really cleaning out is the sludge and grime that doesn’t get processed by the septic components.
If a septic system was not working, it would need to be pumped out at least every few months. Just ask anyone that has a system that is not working right and they can tell you about that!
So then the question becomes just how often is septic pumping necessary with a healthy system? No two households are exactly the same, either in number or lifestyle. The typical time period between cleanings is anywhere from one to three years. The best plan is to have the system inspected annually. Even if the septic tank does not need to be pumped at that time, other necessary maintenance issues can be taken care of, including inspecting the drain field and cleaning the drains and using Septic Drainer, septic drain field repair, to maintain the life of the system.
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