If there’s a septic system on your property, you might not think much about it until you run into a problem with it. Although septic systems are designed to work without much regular maintenance work, ignoring your septic system and not getting it pumped regularly is a recipe for disaster.
This is because when wastewater leaves your home, it travels through your pipes and makes its first stop in your septic tank. In your tank, the wastewater is separated into three different layers. The fats, oils, and grease settle at the top; solid waste settles at the bottom; and a clear layer of liquid, known as the effluent, remains in the middle. As time passes, the effluent leaves the tank for the drain field, so it can be treated naturally. The layer of solid waste, however, remains in the tank indefinitely.
During the septic tank pumping process, the solid waste at the bottom of the tank is removed. If this solid waste isn’t eliminated from the tank and continues to accumulate, eventually, there won’t be any room left for additional wastewater. This can result in a host of septic tank problems and inconvenient backups.
If it’s been a while since your septic tank was pumped, it’s best to contact us at Degler Waste Services for help as soon as possible. Keep in mind that how often you need this service depends on the size of your tank, how much water your household uses, and the number of people living in your home.