There are certain aspects of taking care of a septic tank that is crucially important and will affect its ability to function, such as maintenance. A septic owner should know, and if not, then learn that an average septic tank should get pumped every 3-5 years. Over time, solid waste begins to accumulate inside your septic tank. You’re normally supposed to have it pumped by a septic company once it’s full, or before it reaches the outlet pipe. If the waste gathers into the pipe leading into the drain field, it can clog it, resulting in many septic failures which you have to pay to get fixed. Call Rooter Septic Services to schedule your septic tank pumping appointment today.
Bacteria are the key workers in a septic tank. They do most, if not all of the work by breaking down solid waste and sludge, converting them to wastewater, and sending them to the drain field. Unfortunately, a common problem in septic tanks is the lack of good bacteria. There must be enough microorganisms in the septic tank for the waste to efficiently get sent into the drain field. A lack of bacteria will cause problems, such as overflowing of the septic tank and backups into your home.
As we already mentioned, if you neglect septic tank pumping, it can lead to clogging of your outlet pipe. The problem is, you won’t be able to realize there’s a clog until your septic tank begins to malfunction. Luckily, there are signs that can let you know if you have a problem to take care of.
The cost of pumping your tank depends on the state you live in and the size of your septic tank. Overall, the costs range from $250 to $500. If you would like to find out the exact cost of your septic tank, contact a professional from Rooter Septic Services. We also recommend having a routine inspection done on your septic system occasionally to make sure everything is healthy and functioning.
If you have an emergency plumbing situation or need to schedule an appointment to have your septic tank pumped, call Rooter Septic Services. We handle situations with strong determination towards our tasks and provide our customers with great assistance.