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How Often Should My Septic Be Pumped?​

Septic tank pumping is one of the most important steps that you can do when it comes to septic tank system maintenance. Louisville Septic Tank Pumping Service is committed to bring the highest quality of septic tank services. We bring the most effective and effective solutions when it comes to your septic tank needs.

However, many homeowners don’t know how often they should pump their septic tanks. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to a property with a septic tank or you just want to know how to properly care for it, we would like to share some things that you should know about septic tank pumping frequency.

We generally recommend that you pump your septic tank every three to five years. This can be your general guideline and your starting point. However, there are still a lot of conditions which can affect your septic tank pumping frequency, but the good thing is there are also ways to estimate when your septic tank needs to have a pump-out.

To give you a specific example, an average 4-bedroom house may have a 1,200 to 1,500 gallon tank and with a family of 4 people, they should have their septic tank pumped every 3 to 5 years of continuous use.

The factors which can determine septic tank pumping are the scum and sludge layers of the tank. The inspector from your septic tank service provider will check these layers during an inspection. These layers are highly dependent on the usage and installation of the system. The primary installation factor is the size of the septic tank in relation to the size of the whole property. A septic system that is too small for the house will need to be pumped more often. This can be settled since the size of the property is considered before installing a new septic tank system.

Mostly, the two variables that influence the frequency of septic tank pumping are the number of people living in the house and how the system is used. Obviously, the more people using the system means more wastewater will be generated. This is inevitable, but you can monitor the use of the septic tank system and adjust so you can extend the time between septic tank pumping. You need to manage the amount of wastewater and the types of solid wastes that enter the septic system.

  • Solid waste- Monitoring the solid waste that enters the system is one way to keep your septic tank system working properly. Anything that is washed or flushed down the drain can burden your system. To address this, use a garbage disposal bag which is designed for septic systems. Make it a habit not to flush anything in the toilet bowls.
  • Water- The use of high efficiency or water saving plumbing fixtures can greatly decrease the amount of water that enters into the septic system. Look also for leaking pipes as this can cause the septic tank to fill faster.

Why Septic Pumping? ​

There are a lot of ways to properly care for your septic tank system, but the best way to do it is through a regular septic tank pumping. With the help of a professional septic tank service provider, your septic tank can last for many years if properly pumped.

Septic tank pumping also benefits your system in many ways.

  1. Helps prevent sludge

As the years go by, solid wastes build up in your septic tank. While it is true that your septic tank can handle a certain amount of this waste, it can also reach its full capacity if not attended to regularly. Septic tank pumping helps to get rid of the sludge from your tank, so you never go beyond the recommended capacity.

  1. Checks the overall health of your septic system

The only way to check if all the components of your system are working properly is through inspection.  In fact, this procedure is recommended to give you the overall health status of your septic tank. Inspections will give you the clear picture of the system components and for checking of proper usage and any potential wear and tear.

  1. Protects your septic tank system

In relation to the second benefit, you can discover any early signs of cracks or damage that you can prevent. In this way, you can save a lot more. Septic tank pumping is the best method to make sure that your septic tank system is working properly.

  1. Increases the overall effectiveness of the septic system

This will not only make you septic system last longer, it will also help its general ability to perform well. If you have the septic tank pumped, it allows the tank and absorption area to dry out.

  1. Extends the life of your septic tank system

With proper septic tank pumping, we guarantee that your septic system will work for more years. With proper removal of the solids from the wastewater regularly, you protect the soil absorption area from becoming clogged.

What Signs Should I Watch For In My Septic System?

Septic tanks are wonderful green projects and need proper care to be able to carry out their functions. If you neglect your septic tank pumping schedule, you could be in for a lot of headaches down the road and out of a lot of money.

How do you know when it’s about time to have a septic tank pump-out? We have compiled the signs which can help you determine if your septic system is in trouble. If you notice of these signs, call an expert and consider scheduling septic tank pumping.

  • Presence of water pools on the lawn

The drain field of your septic tank is the last stop in the wastewater treatment process, where the liquid is further treated by the soil. If the tank has reached its limit or is having a problem, the water will start pooling on top of the field. It is possible that solid wastes are clogging your pipes which force the water to rise to the surface.

  • Household’s drains are running slow

The normal flow of your wastewater moves into the septic tank, where the solid wastes settles to the bottom, the sludge rises to the top and the middle section contains the liquid that was released into the drain field. If this process backs up, your household drains won’t operate the way they should, because the wastewater has nowhere to go. The only solution to this is through a septic tank pumping.

  • Foul odors in your premises

All systems that use water drain into the septic. This includes your dishwasher, clothes washer, showers, tubs, sinks and toilets. If the tank becomes full, it will give off a foul odor that should normally be contained and treated in the tank. You probably need a septic tank pumping if you stand near the drain field and smell bad odors.

  • Sewage backup

This is the most worrisome sign that indicates your system is in trouble. There are cases that if this is not attended immediately, this can also flood your floors making your house an unsafe place to inhabit. If you notice this, call your septic tank service provider immediately.

Louisville Septic Tank Pumping Services is a professional and certified septic tank service provider. We cater to all your septic tank needs and we guarantee that we will meet your expectations. We take pride in having the best people in this business to carry out septic tank services.

We have a full range of services from inspection, septic tank pumping, septic tank abandonment and more. You can always check our website for more details of our services.  We even offer a free, no obligation quote over the phone.

When your septic system, breaks down, we will never let you down. Call us today and experience our services first-hand. With Louisville Septic Tank Pumping Services, taking care of your septic system has never been this easy!

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Louisville, Kentucky


Louisville Septic Tank Pumping
330 N Spring St #23
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 305-9685

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