Septic tanks are treating wastewater everywhere, from residential properties to schools. These onsite devices allow for wastewater to flow through underground pipes, out of sight, and out of mind. That is until it’s time to have your septic pump-out serviced. These devices usually only require servicing every few years; however, the Metro-Rooter team is available whenever you need us.
A Septic pump-out is typically done every three to five years. But, every household, hotel, school, and business is different. How often you require septic pump-out depends on usage. A school may require pump-out services often as there are hundreds of people on campus. A residential property where two people live, on the other hand, may even be able to go a few years before a septic pump-out.
Other things that play a role in how long you can go without a pump-out are the size of your septic tank, the volume of solids in the wastewater, and the amount of wastewater generated. Also, there are many reasons for septic pump-out services besides general usage. Some of these are:
- Too much water in the tank
- Build-up prevention
- Removal of problematic items
- Improve efficiency
- Prevent back-up
Ensuring that the septic tank gets pumped out when it needs it can go a long way. At the very least, you will avoid foul and strange odors. At the most, you can avoid the septic tank overflowing and potentially causing problems with the pipes. A backed-up septic tank can mean overflow onto the grass, a leaky pipe, and slow draining.
Also, if you have a business, hotel, or school with septic tanks, it’s near-impossible to know what gets flushed. For this reason, you definitely want to make sure your septic tank is pumped out or at least looked at a few times throughout the year.
Septic Pump-Out Services
With that said, the best way to avoid frequent septic tank pump-outs is to avoid flushing things that could go in the trash can. Also, avoid putting items down the sink that contain toxins.
However, if you do need your septic tank checked out, we can also provide you with other septic services. Sometimes it’s easier to get everything done at once and we can help you do that. These additional services include:
- Sump pump replacements
- Health Department permits
- Tank Lids
- City Tie-In
Whether you see the signs that your septic tank could benefit from a septic pump-out or are unsure, Metro-Rooter can help with our professional septic tank services. Give us a call today at 904-695-1911 or contact us here for more information.