What to Expect With Septic Tank Pumping

Septic tank pumping is a necessary service to maintain your septic tank. On average, a pumping is needed every 3 to 5 years, but this is dependent on the size of your tank and number of people in your household. During a septic tank pumping, solid sludge is removed from the bottom of the septic tank. This is needed to prevent the sludge from building up to a level that blocks the outlet pipe that allows liquids to flow into the drain field. Without a septic tank pumping, your system is at risk for backup and failure. It is best to schedule your septic tank pumping before the liquid level of the tank reaches a high level and “backs up".

After Your Septic Tank Pumping

After your septic tank pumping is complete, your tank will be clean and empty. In a matter of days or weeks, however, the tank water level will return to its normal level as your household flushes toilets, uses the sinks and showers and operates the washing machine. There are no special rules or restrictions for using your septic tank after a pumping service (beyond the normal guidelines for what you should and should not flush down your drains).

Still Seeing Signs of Trouble

You should have a smooth-operating septic system after your scheduled maintenance service is complete. Therefore, if you notice issues within your tank or the way your household drains function, it is important to investigate.

If you find that the tank quickly gets overfull again or reaches a high water level too soon after it has been pumped, this indicates that your absorption area is not accepting your wastewater. In such cases, you may need to check for dripping faucets, running toilets and malfunctioning water softeners, as these could all contribute to a flooded and ineffective absorption area.

Call an Expert

To schedule your septic tank pumping or to remedy your failing septic tank, please call the experts of Metro Septic. We offer affordable, prompt and top quality service for all types and sizes of septic tanks near Cartersville.

Posted on Behalf of Metro Septic and Plumbing