You may have heard of septic tank pumping companies giving an exact timetable for how often cleaning should be done. The most common timetable is once every three years. Is this a good schedule? It may be, and it may not be. Quality Septic Inc. of Plant City, FL, would like to share a little information about septic tank pumping schedules and how to make sure your schedule is appropriate for your home or business.
The problems with pumping the tank too often and not often enough
When you schedule septic pumping too frequently, you’ll be keeping your tank clean, but you’ll also be spending money unnecessarily. A pumping schedule that’s too infrequent can be a lot more of a problem. When septic tanks become overfilled, you can be looking at:
- Slow sink and tub drains
- Toilets that overflow or won’t flush completely
- Offensive sewage odors inside and outside your home
- Wastewater leaking into your yard
- Septic system failure
Figuring out the best septic tank pumping schedule
No two households are the same, in terms of the number of occupants nor the amount of drain usage. The more your drains are used, the faster your septic tank will fill. When determining the optimal pumping schedule, you want to take into account the volume of drain activity in your home in relation to the size of your tank. Your septic provider will help you work through these numbers.
Building codes in your area may dictate the tank size based on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in the home when it was constructed. Unfortunately, this doesn’t take into account the size of the family that lives there or the volume of sink, tub and toilet use.
Err on the side of caution
Experienced septic service providers will tell you that no single tank pumping schedule is right for every home. We can, however, narrow it down to a pretty good estimate based on the elements outlined above. In setting a septic tank pumping schedule, we always want to err on the side of caution. Pumping a little more frequently than is absolutely necessary is a lot better than waiting too long and risking sewage backups and serious damage to the septic system.
Get On Our Pumping Schedule
If you want the real scoop on septic tank pumping, give us a call at Quality Septic Inc. Since 1994, we’ve been known in the Plant City, Florida, area as experienced septic professionals who provide fast, friendly, reliable and affordable septic services.
You can trust our knowledgeable technicians to advise you on the best septic tank pumping schedule based on your family’s needs and all the particulars we’ve discussed here. We’ll help you keep your septic system clean and efficient and do it within your budget.
If you’ve never consulted with a septic professional about the ideal tank pumping schedule, speak with a Quality Septic technician today at (813) 754-9891. You can also get in touch with our simple contact form.