Having your septic tank pumped out every three to five years is recommended. Have you ever wondered why that is? Or what would happen if you don’t perform this maintenance of your septic system? For information about septic pumping in Snohomish, continue reading or call Superior Septic Services today!
Your septic tank is a holding ground for the sewage that exits your home. The sewage sits there briefly and gets separated into scum, wastewater and sludge.
The scum is oils and grease that float on top of the wastewater, while sludge is all the solid matter that sinks to the bottom. The wastewater leaves the tank for further treatment in the drain fields, and the sludge and scum sit there and build up.
You can use products such as Bio-Tabs to help break down the scum and sludge, so it takes up less room, but more material is being added with every flush and every time you use a drain in your home. Eventually, it builds up and needs to be removed. The solid matter is recommended to take up no more than ⅓ of the tank’s volume.
The solid matter will build up in the tank if it isn’t pumped out. It will clog up the pipe that takes the wastewater into the drain field. You will then start noticing a smell of sewage in your yard.
There will be swampy areas over the drain field with bright green, especially healthy grass. Wastewater will begin to back up into the house, and the lowest drains in your home will become slower. This clogging will also damage your septic system, which could cause you to spend thousands of dollars replacing it many years before you should be doing so.
Don’t let this happen to you! At Superior Septic Services, we specialize in septic pumping in Snohomish. Call us today at (425) 905-2485. We will inspect your septic tank and determine if you need to have it pumped out right away!