An important aspect of maintaining a healthy septic system is having the accumulated scum and sludge pumped out and hauled away. How often? At least every three to five years, depending on the size of your tank and the number of people living in your home.
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that the average household septic system should be inspected by a septic service professional at least every three years for proper maintenance, and that septic tanks be pumped every three to five years, depending on:
If this is all new to you, count on Samson Septic & Excavating to guide you through it. In fact, we can calculate how often your system needs to be inspected and pumped, and draw up a contract to do that work at the agreed-upon intervals – and then you never have to think about it again.
On our first visit, we will find your septic tank, pump it out to remove the sludge, and inspect your system to be sure it is in good working order. We will also point out anything we find that does not conform to current code for septic systems, and recommend updates. Then we’ll return in a few years to inspect it again, pump as needed, and perform any necessary repairs and maintenance.
If you have a pump system, we will inspect the pump, floats and pump chamber. If your pump isn’t working properly, we will look into repairing or replacing it.
Septic pumps do fail over time. In some cases we’re able to determine what caused a failure, and recommend a solution that might extend the life of your replacement pump.