Septic System – How Often Should They Be Pumped?

The frequency with which you should pump your septic system is determined by many factors:

The number of individuals that live in the home Why not try this out Brown Plumbing & Septic

The quantity of waste water consumed is determined by the number of persons in the home and the amount of water they use individually.

The volume of solids in the trash – garbage disposals, for example, increase the amount of solids entering the system.

The tank’s overall size.

There are additives for your system on the market that promise to remove the need to pump your tank if applied correctly. They claim to do this by adding microorganisms to decrease scum and sludge. This role will be performed by a well built and maintained system, which will already have a sufficient microbial presence. Pumping your system on a regular basis is still the most dependable and safest method to keep it in good working order.

A competent service provider should check your system on a regular basis. These checks should be performed every three years, or more often depending on the kind and size of your system. To avoid expensive breakdowns and repairs, an annual checkup is usually your best bet. An examination should reveal any necessary repairs as well as the tank’s condition. If your service provider cannot perform the repairs, it is in your best interests to find someone to do them as quickly as possible to prevent the considerably higher expenses connected with septic system failures.

The quantity of water consumed in the home is another factor to consider in the effective functioning of your system. The average daily indoor water consumption in a normal single-family house is about 70 gallons per person, according to data. If you have any leaky toilets in your house, you may be wasting up to 200 gallons of water each day. In fact, toilet usage accounts for 25 to 30 percent of total water use in the average home. Do you know how much water it takes to empty a toilet bowl? If you have an older toilet in an older house, the answer is 3.5 to 5 gallons each flush. Newer, more efficient toilets consume as little as 1.6 gallons each flush. Reduce the quantity of water in the tank or instal modern high-efficiency toilets if you’re worried about excessive waste water use.