The solid and liquid waste produced by your residence or business travels through the pipes to the septic tank on your property, where it separates into three distinct layers:
Sludge settles at the bottom of the tank while scum floats on top of the middle wastewater (effluent) layer. Septic tanks are built to have the capacity to hold large amounts of waste, but without regular removal you might have a big problem on your hands.
Without periodic maintenance, your septic system can start to develop clogs in certain places which will prevent each state of the process from working properly. A major blockage can mean a completely backed up system that doesn’t drain into the soil. Once the system is overloaded, something like running a load of laundry or the dishwasher can result in sewage backing up into your house!
Not only is sewage backup unsanitary and hazardous, but it can cause water damage to your home or business as well. By simply scheduling a regular pumping service, you can avoid all these potential catastrophes from becoming a reality.
If your system backs up, there could be costly damage to the tank or drain field that is unrepairable. Excavation and replacement costs can be very expensive, which is why regular pumping is so crucial to extending the life of your septic tank.
As a homeowner, sometimes it’s easy to get into the mindset of “don’t fix it if it’s not broken,” but unfortunately that mentality rarely works with septic systems. On average, you should plan on getting a pumping service every three years or so to maintain a healthy system. Sometimes that timeframe can be extended a year or two depending on a few factors such as:
If you’re unsure of the last time you’ve had your residential septic tank pumped, it’s a great time to give Septic & Drainfield Depot a call to determine if you need a service. We serve all households in Lakeland and central Florida, providing prompt, reliable, and affordable septic service you can count on.
As a business owner or commercial property owner, you’ve no doubt invested a lot of time and money into your venture. You probably know better than anyone that routine maintenance is essential and can save you a lot of money and headaches in the long run. A commercial septic system is no different in this regard.
Businesses have somewhat different needs from homeowners because the volume of waste is generally higher and additional chemicals/materials can unknowingly get put into the system. More frequent pumping can be beneficial to keep the septic tank free and clear and prevent major problems.
Our crew is always here to provide our customers with superior service. We pride ourselves on our prompt communication, honesty, and affordable services for homeowners and businesses alike. If it’s been a couple of years since you’ve had your tank pumped, send us an inquiry today or pick up the phone and get a free estimate.