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How Often Should My Septic Be Pumped?

According to some reports, about one-third of septic tank systems fail each year, which has a huge impact on groundwater and/or surface water. Don’t let this happen to you. Ocala Septic Tank Pumping Service is the companion you will ever need for your septic tank needs.

 Oftentimes, septic tanks are often neglected because they are out of sight and are usually under the ground. Unfortunately, people will call our office “when the damage has been done.” You need to take good care of your septic tank system so it won’t fail you.

The question of how often should a septic tank be pumped out is usually one of the frequently asked questions here in Ocala. While other companies out there give a definite, we believe that we hold a more solid opinion regarding that. For us, the frequency of a septic tank pumping depends on a lot of factors. However, in general, we recommend that you pump your septic tanks every three to five years.

The first one is the number of people living in a house. Usually, the more members are present in the house, the more frequent you need to empty out your tank. The lesser number of people are living in a house, the lesser you need a septic tank pumping. The second factor to be considered is the size of the tank of your septic system. A bigger tank will require less septic tank pumping than a smaller one. If you just purchased a property with a septic tank system installed in it and you don’t know its size, you can refer to the number of bedrooms in the house. A three-bedroom house usually has a 1000gallon septic tank. For a bigger number of bedrooms, you might have a 1500gallon septic tank.

To help our clients, we’ve provided below a schedule of pumping schedule from the US EPA. The table below shows how frequent you need to empty your tank based on its size and number of people in a household.

As you can see from the table above, a household with four members having a 1000gallon septic tank will most probably require septic tank pumping every 2.6 years. You can use this as your general guide so you can keep track of your pumping schedule.

Ocala Septic Tank Pumping Services is one of the pioneers in providing quality and reliable septic tank services around our area. Our proven track record and long list of happy customers are our proof that we are your best choice when it comes to your septic tank needs.

Wastewater should be treated properly, and it should only move in one direction- away from your house and property. If it is the opposite, call us immediately and you will not have to worry about messy clean-ups and foul odors. We promise to provide quality service at affordable rates!

Why Septic Pumping?

Septic tank pumping can be the life of your septic tank system. With regular maintenance, your septic tank system can go a long way.

Septic tank pumping benefits your septic system in two ways:

1.       Regular septic tank pumping extends the life of your septic system

Septic pumping is vital to your overall septic tank health. Septic tanks work to remove the solid waste from water disposed down the drains of your house. By removing the solid wastes from the wastewater regularly, you protect the soil absorption are from being clogged. Clogging is not good for your septic tank. It could mean a failing septic tank system which needs to be addressed immediately.

2.       Regular septic tank pumping increases the overall effectiveness of your septic tank system

Not only will regular septic tank pumping extends the life of your septic tank system, it will also increased its overall effectiveness. Remember that your household relies on your septic tank for the proper treatment of wastewater. If your system fails you, you might end up having sewage back-ups in your toilets, sinks and tubs. Prevent that by hiring a licensed septic tank operator. Ocala Septic Tank Pumping Services has been in this industry for five decades and we are the preferred choice of most residential houses in our town. Call us today and let our service prove you of our claim.

The Process of Septic Tank Pumping

It is important that you a let a professional septic tank service operator to perform septic tank pumping. Ocala is a certified septic tank service provider in Florida.

We start the process by inspecting your overall septic tank system. We do this to make sure that all the components of your septic tank are working.  After which, we will provide a hose connected to our pumping truck. From there, our professional technicians will “pump” the excess solid wastes from your septic tank system. Our technicians are well-trained in handling, transporting and disposing solid wastes..

What Signs Should I Watch For In My Septic System?​

In general, you don’t have to wait. Procrastination can lead to further damage of your septic tank system. Below are some of the indications that can tell your septic tank system needs to be pumped out. If you notice one of these signs, call Ocala immediately and we will arrive at the exact moment that you need us!

1.       Your septic tank system is already due for a quick-pump

Probably not a sign, but if you had your septic tank pumping long time ago, then it is probably due for the next one. If you also acquired a new property with a septic tank system installed in it and you have no idea when it was last serviced, call us and we will do it for you. Regular maintenance of your septic tank system will extend its useful and will cause you less stress when you forget your septic tank pumping schedule.

2.       Unpleasant odors lingering around your house or property

One “smelly” sign that your septic tank needs to be pumped out is unpleasant odors around your property. If you start smelling this, call us immediately. Foul odors can cause potential health hazard if not treated right away. In this way, you also don’t have to deal with smelly  odors anymore.

3.       Overly healthy lawn above your drain field

Grasses on your lawn should be green; there is no doubt to that. However, if you notice an overly healthy lawn above your drain field, it can be a sign that your septic tank needs to be pumped out. It might be leaching liquids that cause the overly lush green lawn above your drain field.

4.       Pooling water around your drain field

A presence of a “mini lake” around your drain field can be an indication that your septic tank has reached its limit and is in need of a quick-pump out. If you notice this, call us and we’ll take care of the messy clean ups for you.

5.       Slow drains

If you notice slow drains in your tubs, sinks and toilets, it could mean a presence of clogging. Clogged pipelines are not good for your septic tank since it might overflow and may cause sewage backups. Call us immediately to address this issue once detected.

6.       Sewage back-ups

Presence of sewage back-ups is a definite indication that your septic tank system needs to be pumped out. You definitely do not want this to happen so if you sense something is wrong with your septic tank, it probably needs immediate action.

At Ocala Septic Tank Pumping Service, we are proud to serve all of the septic tank installation, cleaning, servicing, inspection and repair needs of customers throughout Ocala, Florida for almost five decades. Our unparalleled dedication matched with our passion for our work is our professional seal of the excellent service we offer. As a family-owned and operated business, we promise to deliver friendly, personalized and affordable service and septic tank system solutions that are custom tailored to your specific needs, just how you want it.

We also know that septic tank system failure can occur at any time of the day, so we find ways to help you. We offer after-hour service other than our usual office hours from Monday to Friday to cater to your emergency needs. Whatever time you need us, we promise to be there.

You can check our website to learn more about us and the various services and promos we offer. We have also posted some of the testimonials of our customers, find answers to some of your frequently asked questions, and our office address for a much easier access. If you have any comments or suggestions on how we can improve our business, please feel free to fill up the form in our website.

Call us today to discover the many ways we at Ocala Septic Tank Pumping Service can serve your needs. Rest assured that we can be your dependable service because we are a team of septic experts. We are a company you can rely on for all your septic tank needs.

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Ocala, Florida


Ocala Septic Tank Pumping
3002 SE 1st Ave #63
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 414-4761

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