MIKE ROWE DOES THE DIRTY JOB:
Septic Tank Technician
Pump Your Septic Tank Regularly
About septic tanks
Septic tanks are a safe and cost-effective way of disposing of wastewater from homes. They work by breaking down particles in water, sludge, and impurities so they can be dispersed into the ground.
But, over time, sludge will build up in the bottom of the tank. Even though bacteria do help control the amount of sludge in the bottom of the tank, these bacteria cannot break down sludge fast enough to completely eliminate sludge and keep the tank clean.
How often should a septic tank be pumped?
In general, there are no hard-and-fast rules about how often a septic tank should be pumped. However, a septic system should be pumped as often as recommended by your septic service professional. And yes... we can inspect your system, evaluate the need, and recommend a course of action.
The average household septic system should be inspected at least every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years. [As the system ages, it may need to be pumped more frequently.]
What happens when the septic tank is pumped?
When the tank is pumped, the sludge is removed and the tank is emptied. This process can be repeated until the sludge has been completely removed.
After the septic tank is pumped, the wastewater is sent to a septic field, where it is held until it can be treated by microorganisms.
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