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Septic Tanks & Pumping: The Facts

As a homeowner, there’s probably no shortage of things to do on your home repair to-do list. However, if your property uses septic, this doesn’t mean you should put off pumping your septic tank. All septic tanks need to be pumped on a regular basis to remove solid waste that accumulates in these systems.

If you don’t make septic tank pumping a priority, your septic tank may fail and your toilets, sinks, and other drains will experience significant backups. Additionally, if you don’t pump your septic tank regularly, your drain field could incur permanent damage.

Factors that Will Affect Your Pumping Schedule

At this point, you probably want to know exactly how often you should plan on having your septic tank pumped out. Although most septic tanks benefit from pumping every three to five years, how often your individual tank should be pumped depends on:

  • The size of your septic tank

  • How many people live in your home

  • How much water your household uses on a daily basis

If it’s been a while since your septic tank was last pumped and you’re having company over for a few days, it’s probably a good idea to err on the side of caution and have this service performed.

Contact Us for Help

If you want to know more about septic tanks, how they work, and why regular septic pumping is so important, feel free to contact us at Brandon Septic. We can determine how often you should have your septic system pumped and put your individual system on a regular pumping schedule.

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