Pumping is one of the most important services, since it can ensure everything is sanitary and prevent clogs.
- Water Quality- If your septic tank is not pumped out, it may develop a clog. When this happens, the drains and other components of the septic system on your property will clog, releasing the water, along with pollutants. These pollutants can then enter the groundwater and flow into your local water system. It may enter local streams or lakes, where it hurts wildlife or contribute to the impurities that need to be removed before the water can be consumed.
- Health Concerns- Since septic tanks hold and carry toxins, septic services are closely linked to your overall health. This is particularly true if you live or work somewhere where the groundwater becomes drinking water. In this case, issues with a septic tank’s cleanliness can lead to bacteria entering the groundwater and getting into your drinking water.
- Clogs- While septic systems are designed to avoid clogs, they do still happen if the system isn’t regularly pumped out. Solid materials inevitably end up in the tanks and pipes, and these will lead to clogs if the system is not cleaned out regularly. Fixing clogs or bursts are among the most time-consuming and expensive septic services, so you want to do whatever you can to prevent the need for them.
The average septic tank on a residential property will need to be pumped and cleaned every three to five years, but it can vary based on the size of the property and other factors.