When it comes to your septic system, it is best to be proactive instead of reactive. In other words, take the initiative to schedule routine maintenance for your septic tank instead of simply waiting to respond to a septic issue or failure. Septic repairs can be expensive, unsafe, disruptive and damaging.
Don’t Get Behind on Septic Pumping
Professional septic tank pumping is the most important proactive step you can take for your septic system. But it must be performed on time. The average time between pumpings is 2-3 years, but this can vary depending on the amount of people living in your house, the size tank you have and your water usage. A septic pumping is what your home needs to avoid a costly backup.
The Danger of Being Reactive
The most known risk of not pumping your septic tank regularly is a septic backup into your house. This occurs when sewage has no way to get out of the tank due to sludge blockage and is forced back into the plumbing fixtures of your home, often overflowing onto your floors.
What you may not realize, however, is that there are other dangers of not pumping your tank, including those that are worse than a septic backup in your home. Instead of returning to your home, wastewater can also exit the septic tank in the opposite direction into the drain field. In this case, the issue can go undetected for long periods of time. The drain field will eventually become overloaded and fail to work properly. In doing so, you may notice major problems after heavy rainfalls and will likely have to tear up your yard to replace and/or extend the drain field.
Being proactive is easy with the help of a septic professional. Call Metro Septic today to schedule your septic pumping – we offer friendly reminders when it is time to service your septic system.