Perhaps you’re looking at a new septic installation in Everett, or you have had one recently. One of the most asked questions is how often you are supposed to pump your system. Some even ask why you need to pump a system once you’ve replaced it. Learning about how to maintain your septic tank once you’ve got the new one installed is a great way to prolong the life of the system and to help you avoid issues in the home due to backup.
Once your tank is installed, as a general rule, your septic system should be pumped out every three to five years or so. This will depend on how many people live in the home and are using the system on a regular basis. The more people in the home, the more often you’ll need to pump the tank.
When you’re regularly using the system, you can have what is called overload if you do not pump the tank on a regular schedule. This is where the system itself has too much waste and can start to back up into the home or even leak into the yard and around the drain field area. It could also cause your system to be blocked if too many solids are in the tank.
The easiest and safest way is to call in a professional to pump out your tank. Here at Septic Now, our team can set up a schedule for your pumping after we have completed your septic installation in Everett. Call us today at (425) 905-2485 for any questions you might have about installation, pumping, and service on your septic system.