Septic tank pumping needs to happen on a regular basis for a number of reasons. Neglecting to have your tank pumped can lead to foul odors, clogged drains, sewage backup, buildup in the septic tank, and eventually overflow from the tank into your yard. Although each of these issues is inconvenient and frustrating to deal with, the most important aspect of keeping up with the maintenance of your septic tank is for your health.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can be found in areas where a septic tank has overflowed. VOCs are considerably toxic and are a serious health risk. Both indoor and outdoor contamination are difficult to isolate and will cause exposure to bacteria and viruses. It is particularly important for homeowners who use a well to have a professional maintenance their tank frequently. Viruses, bacteria, and nitrates will leak from a full tank into the surrounding ground water, causing the water to become contaminated and dangerous for consumption. To ensure the health of you and your family, don’t put off the maintenance that your septic tank needs.
The question you should be asking now is, how often does septic tank pumping need to occur? We are here to answer that for you! Your tank needs to be pumped every 3 to 5 years. Don’t wait until there’s a problem– it may be too late at that point. Limit your exposure to harmful viruses, bacteria, and waste, and limit the damage done to your system by making septic tank pumping a routine instead of an emergency.