What Does Septic Service Frequency Depend On?
Much like an oil change for your car can be scheduled in advance, septic pumping frequency can also be determined ahead of time. But unlike cars with an every-2000-miles schedule, septic tanks aren’t so cookie cutter and can vary from home to home. Here are some of the variables we consider when planning your long-term septic maintenance program.
- Date of Your Last Service – On average, you should have your system pumped every 1-2 years. If your last service was 2 years ago, it may be time to pump again.
- Size of the Septic Tank – Larger tanks can hold more and can go longer without pump service.
- Age of the Septic System – Newer systems tend to perform better, so this can be a factor.
- Number of People in the Home – The more people in the home, the more waste is produced.
- Is This a Full-Time Residence? – If you only live in your home part of the year, it won’t fill as quickly.
- Do You Use a Bacterial Additive? – An additive extends the life of your septic system, but it can also increase the amount of time in between pump service.
- Do You Use a Garbage Disposal? – These work against your septic system, so you’ll need to pump more frequently if you use your garbage disposal.
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Once you’ve answered these questions, we can put together an ideal maintenance plan designed specifically for you. Contact Us, and we’ll be happy to evaluate your system and water consumption to determine the right septic service frequency to maximize the life and efficiency of your wastewater system.