Maintaining A Septic Tank Isn’t Easy.
It can be easy to forget that our septic tanks need to be cared for to meet our demands. Not everything you wash down your drain disappears. Most of your waste ends up as sludge in your tank. And that doesn’t include all of the things that end up in your tank that can’t break down.
The limited capacity of your septic tank means that sooner or later, you’ll need septic pumping. Pumping is the only way to clear away all of the sludge and gunk trapped in your system. Unfortunately, you are putting your home at risk of a backup without regular pumping! Let the experts at Genmor Plumbing help you sort out the ins and outs of septic pumping.
What Is A Septic Pumping?
Most septic tanks work combined with a leech field to process the waste that washes down your home’s drains. However, your leech lines can’t process all of your home’s garbage. As a result, some of the sewage remains as sludge.
A septic pumping truck uses a hose system to pump a septic tank and extract sludge.
How Much Does A Septic Pumping Cost?
The cost of septic pumping can vary due to several factors. The size of your septic tank will be one of the most critical factors affecting prices. Small tanks can be cleared relatively quickly and shouldn’t cost more than $100 to pump.
However, larger tanks may cost upwards of $500 to pump. This cost may increase if the pumping took exceptionally long to complete or if a septic pumping truck is difficult to find in your area.
When Should I Pump My Septic Tank?
The answer to this question depends on your tank and household size. For example, a small tank may last a single person a whole year, but a family of six would need to pump that same tank frequently.
If you have a tank rated for a family of your size, then a yearly pumping should be enough to clear your septic lines. If you’re not sure how many people your septic tank can support, ask your local plumbers for an inspection.
Get Your Septic Tank Pumped Today
If you have not regularly pumped your septic tank, you are heading towards catastrophe! Avoid the headache that comes with a septic backup, have reliable plumbers, like Genmor‘s team, inspect your tank. We will let you know precisely how many people should be on your current septic system and perform a pumping if necessary.