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When was the Last Time you had Your Septic Tank Pumped?

Pumping your septic tank is the cheapest thing you can do to maintain your septic system.

Here are a couple of analogies of why you should pump out your septic tank.

If you didn’t change the engine oil in your vehicle on a regular interval, what would the end results be? Engine replacement and overhauls result in major expenses.

If you were to put oranges in a blender, you get a little bit of pulp in the bottom of the blender. As you continue to add oranges to the blender, you get more and more pulp building up.

A septic tank has three layers. The top layer is a foamy grease layer, the middle layer is the liquid layer and the bottom layer is the solid or sludge layer. A pumpout is due when the solids make up a third of the tank. There needs to be enough space in the liquid layer to permit the waste to breakdown. If the waste isn’t permitted the time or space to break down, it’s pushed on out the other side or can result in a backup.

Routine maintenance pumpout intervals have many variables. Variables include size of tank, number of people in the household, use of a garbage disposal, and cleaning chemicals are just a few.

If it’s been more than 4 years since your last pumpout, eliminate additional stress and emergencies by scheduling service today.

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