How often should I pump out my Septic tank?
This is a very good question, and after all this may be the one factor that might determine how long your septic system or drainfield may last. Lapin Services and many other industry leaders generally recommend that you pump out every 2 to 3 years. In many Counties and Cities around the Country there are actual laws that say you have to pump out within a stated amount of time. In Florida there is not any actual law that states this, however many homeowners will still go with the side of caution. A little maintenance can help save you from a future headache.
You see, over time solids build up in the tank and eventually may reach to a level where it may flow into your drainfield. Once this happens, you increase the risk of your drainfield failing due to stoppage from the solids once they dry up. For this very reason many homeowners would rather pump out frequently to help lower the chances of a future drain field malfunction.
Maintaining your septic system and having it inspected at least every several years may actually help prevent a system failure and may even save you a lot of money in the long run.
Cost to Replace VS Maintenance
In my opinion, it reminds me of owning a car. They are much cheaper to maintain than to replace. Whenever in doubt, contact a professional and do not wait it out. Whenever you have a small issue that arises always contact a professional so that you may have an opportunity to possibly stop an issue with the septic system before it becomes a major one.
Think you may need a pump out soon? Are you hearing gurgling sounds coming from the toilet or bathtub. Pick up the phone and contact one of our friendly Customer Service reps who can assist you or your company with all your plumbing, septic or sewage needs.
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