Septic Pumping: Get it Done Before it “Hits the Fan”

Septic Pumping

There’s nothing worse than having your toilet overflow and not being able to shut off the water and find a plunger fast enough… Except maybe having your septic tank overflow and having to pay thousands for the damage it caused. As with most things, a little extra attention to detail and regular and consistent maintenance can make all the difference, and septic tanks are no exception to this rule.

Septic pumping should be done every 1-3 years, depending on how many people live in your house and how much water is used. It is difficult to know the levels of sludge in your septic tank, so there’s no way for you to know if your tank should be pumped yearly or if it can go longer.

The best way to avoid septic tank problems and to know how frequently septic pumping is needed is by scheduling regular, yearly septic tank checks. At Mathis & Sons Septic, we can come out and check your tank and let you know if and when septic pumping is needed. We will check the levels of scum and sludge in your tank and make sure there are no leaks. We will inspect to make sure the levels are not dangerously high, making them susceptible to flooding. Not only can flooding cause backup in your house, but it can also leak up through the ground and completely flood your yard, and possibly contaminate the water supply you and your neighbors use for cooking and drinking.

Avoid these costly and dangerous consequences by calling us today for a septic tank inspection and to see if your tank does in fact need pumping. Do it before it all “hits the fan”!