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How Often Should My Septic Be Pumped?

Septic tanks are important parts of any residential homes. Everything that goes down the drains of toilets and showers go first to the septic tank. The septic tank provides the initial treatment of household waste water before disposal to the drain field. Olympia Septic Tank Pumping Service understands the importance of septic tank pumping that’s why we promise to deliver exceptional service to wherever area you are located.

Here at Olympia Septic Tank Pumping, one of the frequently asked questions to us is how often a septic tank should be pumped. If you are like our homeowners who are keen and wise, knowing when to empty your septic tank is an important thing to know because it will save you a lot of stress in the long run. For one, it will save you a lot of money from replacement and repairs. Second, it will save you a lot of headaches from forgetting your next septic pumping schedule.

In general, septic tanks should be pumped out every three to five years. However, there are more factors to be considered. One is the size of the tank. Generally, if your tank is bigger, the seldom you need to empty your septic tank, and so with the opposite. If you are not sure about the size of your tank, here is a little secret we can share with you- check the number of bedrooms in your house. Normally, septic tanks are based on the number of bedrooms in a house. For example, if you have three bedrooms, you most probably have a 1000 gallon tank. A four- five bedroom has usually a 1500 gallon tank. However, if your house was built in the 80’s, it probably needs more septic tank pumping.

Another factor to consider is the size of the household. Normally, a house with five to six members need more frequent septic tank pumping than a house with only a single person living in it. To further illustrate, if a house with eight members had their septic tank pumping last 2015, it would be best to schedule the next one as soon as possible. Whereas for two persons living in a house who had their septic tank pumping last 2015, it is still possible not to rush the next septic tank pumping schedule.

Olympia Septic Tank Service is here to help!

With over three decades of experience in septic tank installation and repairs, we are the best ones in the field. We take pride in having one of the largest fleet of service vehicles to cater to all your needs. To start, we often recommend to our customers to keep a record of the last septic tank pumping they had. We do this to help them create a schedule moving forward. We don’t want our customers to spend a huge amount of money on repairs, if we can prevent it. Taking good care of your septic tank system is as important as taking good care of your car. Both need regular maintenance to be able to maximize their useful life. A few dollars spent on septic tank pumping is better than spending thousands for overall replacement of the system. Treat your septic tank pumping as an investment to your septic tank system.

No idea where to start?

No idea how to begin and where to start? No worries! Our friendly staffs are here to help you every step of the way. If you don’t remember the last time you had your septic tank emptied out, we can help you schedule one right away. We will even give your professional insights regarding your tank’s overall health. With Olympia Septic Tank Service, your septic tank is in good hands.

Why Septic Pumping?

Here at Olympia, we believe that regular septic tank pumping is a very important step to extend the life of your whole septic tank system. A septic tank is a great option for waste disposal; however, it won’t run indefinitely. Regular septic tank pumping will benefit your system in many ways.

·         Prevents system from clogging

As time goes by, more solid wastes accumulate in your septic tank. If your septic tank is full of solid wastes, they can either be washed out with the wastewater, clogging the outlet, or back up into your pipes. If this problem continues, you may find yourself with sewage coming up to the drains of your toilets, showers and other parts of your house.

·         Prevents foul odor from spreading

If your septic tank system is full, you may find sewage going everywhere, even in places it shouldn’t. This can result in foul smells and potential health hazards. Regular maintenance of your septic tanks keeps it from overfilling and possible leakage.

·         Protects your property

Many septic tanks are designed to let wastewater seeps into the soil in a designated area. This process is usually safe and easy. However, if your tank is clogged, it can result to foul smell, boggy areas and backed-up sewage.

Our septic tank pumping service is preferred by most residential and commercial communities because of the way we do it. We even include inspections of the components of your septic tank system to have an overall report of your tank’s health. In this way, we can help you monitor your septic tank system’s condition.

What Signs Should I Watch For In My Septic System?

As a general rule of thumb, you don’t have to wait for something to happen before you have your septic tank emptied out. Unfortunately, based on our experience, the damage has been done before it has been reported to us. In order to help our customers, Olympia Septic Tank Service has made a list of things to watch out for in your septic tank systems. Should at least one of these signs is present, it is an indication that your tank needs to be pumped out.

·         Pooling Water around Drain field

It is normal to see pooling water in your lawn after a heavy rain, but pooling water around your drain field can mean that your septic tank system is full. When your tank reaches its full capacity, solid waste can clog the piping system and force liquid to go to the surface. If you notice this, it might be an indication that your septic tank system needs to be pumped out.

·         Slow drains

If your bath tubs, showers and toilets have slow moving drains, it could mean a clog is present. However, if they still remain slow after using unclogging measures like drain cleaner, it can also mean that your septic tank could be full. It is an indication that you need to call on your septic tank service for a pumping activity.

·         Overly healthy lawn

Yes, grasses in your lawn should be green but a much “greener” lawn on the area of your drain field can also mean that your septic tank needs to be pumped out already. If you notice that the grass in your drain field is overly green and lush in that area, this could indicate that your septic tank is leaching liquids and either need to be pumped out or checked for possible leaks.

·         Foul Odor

Your septic tank system collects not only wastewater but also the water that comes from showering, washing dishes, doing laundry and others. If you smell any foul odor lingering around your home, it might be an indication that your tank is full and needs to be pumped out.

·         Sewer backup

This is the sign that you might not want to experience. Look for sewer backups to occur first in the lowest drains first, such as basement bathroom. If this happens, call your septic tank service immediately as this can cause health hazards to the household.

·         Already due for Pumping

This is basically not a sign, but rather a rule. If you feel like you haven’t had your septic tank pumping schedule in the last few years, then it might be an indication that you need to schedule one as soon as possible. This will also help you check the components of your septic tank since it is usually installed underground and the only way to check it is to empty it out. Septic tanks are wonderful green choice. They just need proper maintenance to maximize their useful life. Olympia Septic Tank service is here to help you with your septic tank pumping needs. We are the number one choice and the most preferred service provider of households and businesses because of the quality of our work. We never compromise quality with quantity. Call us today and experience the service that only Olympia Septic Tank Service can offer. Our technicians are professional, well-trained and are properly equipped for the job. We even offer 24/7 emergency septic tank service in case you need it! To top it all, we offer free estimate on our services! So, hurry now and give us a call today!
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Knoxville, TN


Knoxville Septic Tank Pumping
900 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 355-0904

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