Septic tanks are a much-needed waste collection system that many people in rural areas rely on. The better the condition of your septic tank, the longer it’ll last. When we talk about septic tank cleaning, there are three questions that you will most likely ask.
Question #1: How Often Should My Septic Tank Be Cleaned?
Septic tanks are different from standard drainage systems. In most homes, you flush the toilet and forget about it. When using septic tanks, you need to consider where it’s going and how long the tank can go before being emptied and cleaned. Generally, septic tanks need to be cleaned every 3-5 years. However, it is dependent on how many people live in your home, how much waste is generated, and how big the tank is.
For example, if you have a smaller septic tank collecting the waste of a large family, it’ll need cleaning more often than households with a larger tank. Fortunately, when you get your septic tank inspected and maintained, your vacuum loading specialist will recommend when you should get it emptied next.
Question #2: Can I Extend The Time Between Cleanings?
Although prolonging the periods between cleaning your septic tank is not recommended, you can have a look at the service report you will receive from your vacuum loading specialist. The service report will show how much water is used by your household. If you can cut down on water usage, the functioning of your septic tank system can be improved. With more water efficiency, there’ll be less strain on your septic tank, which will reduce the risk of damage or malfunctioning, and increase the time between cleanings.
Question #3: Can I Handle Septic Cleaning On My Own?
Doing your own septic tank cleaning is not the best idea. To empty and clean a septic tank, you need vacuum loading services, which remove the wastewater efficiently to dispose of it correctly. There are strict regulations regarding the disposal of sewage, and it’s unlikely that the average homeowner will be able to handle this task effectively. It’s best to get a professional to do it for you.
When dealing with septic tanks, even the smallest mistake can cause some severe health risks to the people around you, which is why they need to be emptied and cleaned regularly by professionals. Drain Ninjas are qualified and have the correct equipment required for vacuum loading and septic tank cleaning. Call us today if you have more questions about cleaning your septic tanks.