Why is it Important to Pump a Septic Tank?
Your system is made up of numerous parts, but the real work is done by the septic tank repair. All of the wastewater from the home is delivered to it through the "inlet," and the "baffles" help make sure that it splits up properly. Lightweight things, like toilet paper, grease, and oil hang to the top and form a layer called "scum." The heavier waste sinks to the bottom of the tank and is referred to as "sludge." The liquid in the middle, "effluent," can safely depart the tank through the outlet. It usually flows into a leach field, or an area filled with rocks and gravel, which lets the water immerse back into the earth where any matter that remains in it is naturally taken care of by bacteria in the soil.
Over time, the sludge builds up and septic pumping must be done to remove it. If it remains and is permitted to continue to grow, it tends to try to leave via the outlet and it clogs up the pipes and the leach field. When new waste attempts to enter the tank, it has nowhere to go, and it flows back into the drains of the home.
How Often is Residential Septic Tank Pumping Necessary?
You want to avoid a backup by any means vital. If it builds up to the point where you have a backup, cleaning all the pipes and mending the damage can be really expensive. Depending on how many people live in your home and how big the septic systems install is, every 3-5 years is commonly a good estimate. If you have a garbage disposal, a small tank, or a large family, you'll want to do it more often.
Does Atlanta Septic Tank Pros Handle Septic System Service, Too?
Yes! Our expert partner technicians are all well-versed at all types of pumping and sew er systems. They can handle cesspool pumping as well.
Contact Atlanta Septic Tank Pros for Residential Septic Tank Pumping Today.
If it's been a few years since your past septic tank pump out, now's the time to schedule. Call (404) 998-8812 to reserve your time now.