How Often Should a Septic Tank Be Pumped Out?
When to Clear Your Residential Septic Tank
If you live in a rural area without a municipal sewer line, you need to have a septic tank to store wastewater and sewage from your home. Since a septic tank is not connected to any outflow, it needs to be emptied every few years. This post will help clarify how often you need to have your septic tank emptied for the health of your household and property.
Timeline for Septic Tank Emptying
Though each home has a different amount of sewage output, a standard rule of thumb is to empty your septic tank once every three to five years. However, scheduling maintenance consistently is always better to prevent backups. If you do not clean your septic tank frequently enough, you run the risk of clogs and overflows that could jeopardize your plumbing system.
More potential consequences of an overflowed septic tank include sewage seeping up through the ground and drains. To gauge the status of your tank to know exactly when to empty it, you should frequently check its fill level. Once you have that information, you can make an accurate schedule to have it emptied to preserve the health of your property.
How to Get Your Septic Tank Cleaned
When the period of three to five years is up, or if you have urgent overflow issues, you should give FloHawks a call right away. It is best to be proactive and contact them before an urgent issue, such as an overflow, becomes pressing.
When you call us to empty your septic tank, we will bring a tanker truck to pump your septic system. After that, you can start the three-to-five-year clock on your septic tank again.
The skilled Tacoma specialists at FloHawks Plumbing + Septic can help you with all of your residential and commercial plumbing needs in the Puget Sound area. Get in touch with us today to learn more!