One of the most important parts of your septic system is the septic tank itself. It is here where the solids are separated from the water that can be filtered more thoroughly. In order to keep your septic tank in optimal health, you need to have it pumped on a regular basis. Without regular septic tank pumping, you could end up with emergency issues and some terrible cleanup.
While most people know that the size of your tank or the number of people you have at home affect how often you need your septic tank pumped, there are a few factors that can affect your septic tank pumping schedule that are a little less obvious, such as:
- Your laundry schedule- Many people don’t realize that it’s not just solids that affect your septic pumping schedule, but the wastewater as well. If you like to do all your laundry on one day, you can often overwhelm your septic tank with water that it can’t process, leading your tank to force solids into your drain field. Instead of doing all your laundry on one day, shoot for loads spread throughout the week.
- How you do your dishes- If you scrape your plates into the garbage before washing them, you are helping your septic tank! Using the garbage disposal, on the other hand, can increase the level of solids in your tank, which means more frequent pumping.
- Your organizational skills- Are you able to remember when the last septic tank pumping was? Carefully keeping track of the dates instead of just having a general idea can be very beneficial in terms of septic tank pumping schedules.
At Lee Kirk & Sons Septic, we want to help you take care of your septic system. Please call us for questions or to schedule a septic tank pumping today!