Usually when something goes down the drain, you no longer think about it. Out of sight, out of mind, right? However, if you are a septic tank owner, you cannot afford to have this nonchalant attitude about what materials go down your pipes! In order to work properly, septic tanks need to be well taken care of, and this includes regular septic tank pumping by a professional. There are several factors that determine how often you need to have septic tank pumping performed, some of which include:
- Household size- The size of your household is a huge factor in determining how often you should have your septic tank pumped. Septic tanks can only handle so much water and solids, so the more people in your house using the washing machines, showers, toilets, and dishwashers mean that your tank will fill up faster than a small household. As a general rule, the more people in your household, the more often you should have your septic tank pumped.
- Septic tank size– Septic tank size goes hand in hand with household size. Obviously, a larger septic tank can hold more volume and won’t need to be pumped as often as a smaller tank. If you are unsure of what size tank you have, a septic tank professional can give you some helpful information during your next inspection.
- Use of water efficiency items– Using high-efficiency toilets, shower heads, dishwashers, and washing machines can greatly decrease the amount of water flowing into your septic tank. This can help stretch the time between septic tank pumping.
If you have any questions about septic tank pumping or septic tanks in general, we would love to help. Call us at Averett Septic Tank Co Inc. today!