Your home’s septic tank is what stores all of the wastewater and materials that exit your house through your drains. The process of excavating the septic tank is necessary for the tank to be pumped properly, restoring space for your tank to continue to hold waste and water.
Why is this process so important? Let’s take a look at what you should know.
Why you need to invest in pumping and excavation services
Pumping your septic tank is a necessary part of maintaining your overall septic system.
At some point, the tank will become too full to accept further waste and water. This could result in flooding in the drain field, as your tank tries to expel more water and waste than normal.
It could also cause drains in your home to start backing up with wastewater and sewage if the problem becomes particularly severe. Water could start to back up in the tub or sink, or you might hear a lot of gurgling when you attempt to flush a toilet or send water down a drain. Not only does this worsen performance of your plumbing and septic systems, but it could also cause some significant health and sanitation problems in your home if left unaddressed.
You should stick to a regular pumping schedule with your tank. The process of excavating the tank and then pumping it ensures the tank and the system as a whole continue to function as they are supposed to. You can avoid sewage backups in your home, and not worry about your drain field getting flooded.
What does the pumping process look like?
You should aim to have your tank pumped every three to five years, depending on the size of the tank and the level of water and sewer usage you experience in your home. The first step is to have professionals perform a thorough evaluation of your property to determine where the tank is located, how the drain field is performing and the steps that will need to be taken for the tank to be pumped. This will help you determine how much you can expect to pay for the excavation and pumping (though if you’ve done it before as a homeowner, you probably already have a built-in relationship with the pros and basically know what to expect).
During pumping, your septic service provider will bring out the trucks and tools necessary to remove the waste from the tank in a sanitary and efficient manner, then clean it out before restoring service.
If you are to remove an old septic tank and replace it with a new one, the professionals will first excavate and pump the tank and clean it out before they remove it. This will prevent any accidental spillage or potential environmental hazards.
Ultimately, a clean tank provides better efficiency and prevents some potentially severe problems from occurring within your home’s plumbing infrastructure.
For more information about septic tank excavation services and what you should know about the process, contact us today at Mike’s Septic & McKinley Sewer Services.