The EPA recommends that you pump your septic tank every 3-5 years. However, we recommend every 2-3 years depending on your specific household usage. Homes with older tanks benefit from the regular inspections and pumping to avoid any disasters. Although your system may appear to be operating properly, finding any hidden problems could save you lots of money and headaches in the future. We also provide several other septic services, make sure to check them out!
Our septic pumping services are available for all property types, including:
- Small businesses
- Large companies
- Public restrooms
What Time Of Year Is Best to Pump a Septic Tank?
The best time for septic tank pumping in Colorado is during spring or summer. If you are considering doing it in the spring, be sure to do it after the heavy spring rain showers. We recommend pumping your septic tank during the warmer months so you can avoid flooding from rainy weather. In addition, it is a good idea to pump your tank to prepare it for constant usage and the weather will be nice so it will be easier for your technician to do any necessary maintenance.
What Happens If You Wait Too Long To Pump Your Septic Tank?
If you wait long enough, solids will eventually build up in your tank and its capacity will diminish. The solids will clog your pipes and will cause wastewater to back up in your home.
If you are overdue for a septic tank pumping, in some cases, you may not experience signs until it is too late, then costly damage will be done. If you cannot remember when the last time your septic tank was pumped, get in touch with Mountain Septic at (970) 238-7884 for expert Durango septic tank pumping. Getting rid of sludge and other solids before it creates serious problems is the best way to go in preventing septic tank issues.
Some indicators that your septic tank needs to be pumped:
- Slow draining toilets or sinks
- Gurgling noises from your drains
- Septic systems are backed up
- Foul odors from your yard
Our Durango septic pumping services are unbeatable. Contact (970) 238-7884 today to schedule a service with an experienced technician!
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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.
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The most important aspect of maintaining your septic system is regular pumping. While experts generally recommend pumping a septic tank every three to five years, the frequency of service will depend on your specific septic system and water usage. When a system is not pumped often enough, it may start to exhibit some problems. Make sure to take a look at our 5-star reviews and see what everyone is saying!
There are several signs that your septic system is full and in need of pumping, including:
- Standing water – If you notice pooling in various places around your yard, including around the septic tank or drain field, it is a sure sign that your septic system needs to be pumped and inspected immediately.
- Sewage backup – A septic system that’s too full will eventually result in raw sewage backing up into a home or business, something no one ever wants to experience. If you have sewage backup issues, contact Mountain Septic immediately for fast and effective pumping services.
- Sewer odors – A full septic tank usually causes sewage smells to emanate from toilets and drains. The odors can also seep through a drain field, resulting in sulfurous smells around the outside of your property. The only way to get rid of these odors is to have your septic system pumped.
- Sluggish drains and toilets – A septic system that’s backing up can cause your drains to not go down as quickly. It can also keep your toilet from flushing as quickly and thoroughly as it should. Having your system pumped can resolve these issues and prevent even costlier problems.
- Extra green patches of grass – Although you might think of greener grass as being a good thing, it can actually be a sign of septic system failure. If your tank is too full, it could result in greener sections of grass because excess waste liquid is acting as a fertilizer. If your system’s drain field has recently become more distinguishable because the grass is greener and lusher, it’s time to call for service.
Don’t end up with a nightmare on your hands. Call (970) 238-7884 or contact us online for a free quote on septic pumping for your home or business.
“The technician was knowledgeable, pleasant, answered all my questions and worked through some issues of frozen ground and a frozen lid on the septic tank. I was very happy with the service.”John P.