Septic tank cleaning is a necessary part of homeownership. It is usually required every 2 to 5 years, depending on the tank size and how many people are in the household. Want to know when you should be scheduling your next cleaning? Read on below for more information.
Septic Tank Cleaning
The first step in septic tank cleaning is inspecting the depth of sludge. You can test this level yourself every year by lowering an 8 to 10 foot pole into the tank. Then, pass it through the tank cover near the outlet tee. If the depth of sludge in your tank is 40% of the total liquid depth, the tank should be cleaned. Don’t worry about septic tank cleaning costs – we make this process easy! Contact us any time for a free estimate. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there are no extra charges for evening or weekends.
Septic Tank Maintenance
If your depth of sludge is below the 40% mark, then all you need to do is keep up on your regular septic tank maintenance. Maintenance of your septic tank is just as important as cleaning – it ensures that your system stays functional until your next cleaning is scheduled. To keep up on your septic tank maintenance, follow these simple steps:
Proper Maintenance of the Drain Field
The drain field helps remove impurities from your septic tank, so if it starts to break down it can negatively affect your system. Keep an eye on your drain field throughout the year. If you see any pooling, this could mean that the field needs to be restored so it can continue to absorb and filter water.
Proper Disposal of Waste and Efficient Water Usage
Disposing of waste properly and using your water efficiently will also help with septic tank preventative maintenance. This means ensuring that you’re only flushing human waste down the toilet and paying close attention to how you use your water. For more information on septic tank maintenance, read our in-depth blog post here.