septic tanks should be
checked on an annual basis to ensure they are working
properly. Baffles, specially designed pipes which allow
the sewage into and out of the tank, need to be checked
to ensure they are not worn or damaged. The level of
sludge (the material that accumulates at the bottom
of the tank) needs to be measured to determine when
the system should be pumped. Homeowners should routinely
have their septic tanks pumped out every three to five
years. However, the frequency with which your tank needs
to be pumped may vary depending on the size of the tank
and number of people in the household.
a Licensed Pumper and Hauler for Septic System Maintenance
a licensed pumper and hauler to service your system.
This is primarily for homeowner safety, since septic
systems produce harmful fumes and can be dangerous to
clean for those not adequately prepared. Using qualified
professionals also reduces the chance of improper monitoring
or possible damage to the system during pumping. Contact
either your local health and sanitation department or
check the Yellow Pages in your area phone book to find
qualified pumpers. It is much less expensive to maintain
a septic system than to repair or replace it later.
system maintenance is often overlooked by homeowners,
don't let this hidden and expensive part of your home
catch you off guard.