The Insider’s Guide To Septic Pumping: What You Need To Know

Septic tank pumping is something that most people dread. It's a dirty, smelly job that often needs to be done in the dead of winter. But you cannot ignore your septic tank: if it gets too full, your home or business could be at risk of serious damage. So what should you do when your septic tank needs pumping? Here are some tips on how to find the right company for the job and what they'll do once they get there.

How Do You Know If Your Septic Tank Needs Pumping? 

If your septic tank hasn't been pumped in the past few years, it's a good idea to get it checked out. Pumps can fail and cause damage to your septic system if they aren't serviced regularly.

Call an expert if you have a problem with your septic system or notice any of the following signs:

  • The water level in the toilet keeps rising even though nothing has been added to it for days (or hours).
  • You notice foul odors near where the wastewater enters underground drainage pipes.
  • Your yard has become soggy or muddy after heavy rains because rainwater isn't draining away quickly enough through underground drainage pipes.

What Happens During a Septic Tank Pumping?

A septic tank pumping is a process that involves cleaning the septic tank and disposing of any waste. The first step in this process is to pump the tank, which can be done manually or with a machine. Once the tank has been pumped, it will need to be cleaned out with bleach or another cleaning agent before it can be used again.

After all of this work has been done, you'll want to inspect your septic system for damage so that you know what repairs may be needed in the future and can plan ahead accordingly.

Who Should Do Your Septic Tank Pumping?

Before you hire a septic tank pumping company, it's important to know what to look for in a reliable service. Here are some tips:

  • Find out how long the company has been in business and whether they have any reviews from past customers. 
  • Ask about their pricing structure and if there are any hidden fees (like extra charges for after-hours calls). You should also ask whether there are additional costs if your septic tank needs additional work or repairs after being emptied by the crew at your home or business location.
  • Check to see if they have insurance.

How Often Should You Have Your Septic Tank Pumped?

You should have your septic tank pumped every few years. If you don't know the tank's age, ask the previous owner or check with your local municipality. The frequency of pumping depends on how many people live in the house, how often they flush the toilets, and whether or not there are extra drains (from laundry machines or sinks) installed onsite.

If you have a septic system and want to keep it running smoothly for years to come, be sure to get it pumped on a regular basis. Contact a local septic pumping service to learn more.