SEPTIC PUMPING AND CESSPOOL PUMPING
Sludge. It’s just a part of life – if you happen to be a septic tank. While there’s no avoiding it, excessive sludge build-up can cause some real problems (and cost some real money).
Luckily, routine septic and cesspool pumping can drastically extend the life of a system, reduce repairs, and help catch any potential issues before they become serious.
How frequently should you pump? The answer varies, but we can give you a fairly accurate estimate with our Septic Service Frequency Calculator. Give it a try!
Septic Systems 101
First things first: a septic system is a sewage treatment and disposal system located right by your house or business. Simply put, it’s made up of a tank and a soil absorption area.
The tank’s function is fairly easy to understand as well. Everything that goes into your drains (laundry, bath water, food scraps, body wastes, the occasional goldfish, etc.) winds up in your tank. Solids settle to the bottom, and grease rises to the top (think of what happens in a full, messy sink). Next, bacteria decompose the solids and grease, but not everything is dissolved. Over time, these solids gradually build up and can cause clogs if they pass into your leaching system.
By the time that happens, it’s bad news. Make sure to get your tank pumped regularly to keep your system humming along smoothly!