Septic Tank Cleaning
Things last when you take better care for them, a septic system is no exception to this rule. With a septic system in your house, you must know how to clean your tank. The first question that might arise in your mind is, how often do you need to clean your septic tank? It depends; an average household septic system must be inspected, assessed, and cleaned every two to three years though other factors also play into when your tank requires a cleaning.
- The density of people living in your house
- The quantity of wastewater being generated
- The septic tank’s size
Problems may arise when you have a small system for your house and have excessive usage of water; this will ultimately lead to frequent cleanings. That is why it is better to have a professional inspect and get a consult on which system to use for your house depending on the size.
When the septic service provider comes to your house, they will typically perform inspections of the system and look for any clogs or leaks in the system. The next thing that they will do is measure the layer of scum and sludge present in the tank, and this will determine whether the cleaning is required or not. The general guidelines for this are that if the bottom layer of scum is within six inches or if the top of the sludge layer is within twelve inches of the preventative outlet, then the tank requires draining.
It is better to ask the service professional for all the detailed records of the inspection, so you can have a more natural way to keep track of the waste levels. Our service professionals provide with all the exact details, so you do not have to worry about a thing.