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To ensure your septic system is functioning properly, you should schedule routine septic clean outs (or pumping appointments). It may also be time to have your tank pumped if you notice it is full, which can be evidenced by standing water, sewage backup, odors, or slow drains and toilets.
If you need your tank pumped, the experienced technicians at Mountain Septic can help you. We offer septic pumping services for various property types, including (but not limited to):
- Home or residential properties
- Small businesses
- Public restrooms
- Large companies
How Often Should Your Septic Tank Be Pumped?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you should have your septic system inspected every one to three years, and your system should be pumped every three to five years. However, we recommend scheduling a septic pumping appointment every two to three years. When your tank should be pumped exactly largely depends on:
- The number of people in your home or frequenting the property
- The number of solids that have accumulated in the tank
- The tank size
- The type of system you have
- The water usage rate
Tips for Maintaining Your Septic System
In addition to scheduling routine maintenance (i.e. septic pumping), you can also take steps to ensure your septic system operates at its maximum level of efficiency. Taking steps to maintain your system can also reduce the frequency with which your system needs to be pumped.
- Avoid putting chemicals down your drains. Over-the-counter household chemicals can be dangerous for your health and your septic system’s health; the chemicals may interfere with the system’s bacterial action, which impacts its ability to break down solid wastes.
- Don’t drain your hot tube into the drain system. If you need to drain your hot tub or pool, you should do so away from the drain field to avoid stressing the system.
- Keep the drain fields clear. You should direct rainwater away from your drain field and clear away any debris from the area. If you have downspouts or landscaping that funnels water onto your system’s drain field that can negatively impact the system’s ability to disperse water.
- Reduce solid wastes. If an excess amount of trash enters the system, it may become overworked. Consider monitoring what you put down your garbage disposal, avoiding flushing anything other than toilet paper, and throwing more things in the trash than down your drains or disposal.
- Reduce your water usage. To reduce the amount of water that enters your septic system, you should handle repairs on leaks as soon as possible and consider using water-saving, high-efficient plumbing features.
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Our job doesn’t end once we leave. We will provide you with a detailed analysis of the work we completed along with a map of where your septic is located. We will also provide you with a custom maintenance schedule to keep your system optimized for performance.
We place our reputation above all else. We will diagnose what services you need, perform the task you hired us to do and clean up after ourselves once the job is done.