Septic Tank Cleaning
Septic tanks do not require a lot of love to work optimally, but you can’t ignore them. There is a lot you can do to maintain your tank, or you can call a septic professional to help you in that regard. Some homeowners have no idea where their septic tank system is located. You may even need to call as septic professional the first time out to assist you in that regard. Find out which system you have, how old the system is, and basic care your septic system will need.
Obviously, septic tank cleaning is something a septic guy will have to do for you since you don’t have a tank to suck up all the waste from your tank that you will later have to drive to drop off the waste in. Of course, you don’t! There is still plenty of things you can do to save money though. In addition to saving some cash, you will save time if you can locate your septic tank before the septic company gets there. They usually waste time looking for your septic, that means more time for the septic job to take. I don’t know about you; I don’t want to wait around all day for any service. I have plenty of rather important things to take care of like write this article here.
When your septic contractor does make it out there next, ask him to get accurate measurements of waste in your tank. This way you can calculate how many years and months till your next septic tank cleaning session. If you didn’t do this, you might spend the same fee of three hundred dollars every three years when you can pay three hundred dollars every four or even five years instead. That’s some savings you may be missing out on.
How does a septic tank work?
Bacteria in your septic tank process the solid wasted creating a sludge. Water is absorbed into the waste creating a nice sludge solution for your septic guy to suck out. Don’t miss your appointment date though! If you wait to call a septic professional to clean your tank after it is too full, your septic tank stops working.
Reduce Cost on Septic Tank Cleaning
The best time to have a septic pumping service is when your tank is full but not too full. Ideally, when the top sludge reaches one foot below the exit pipe, it is time to pump the tank again. If the scum layer is half a foot below the exit pipe, that’s another sign it’s time for your next septic cleaning. Few things you should do when your septic technician arrives. Ask him to get a measurement of how deep the sludge or scum is, so you can better time your future septic cleaning appointments to save you money. Also, ask him to write down the depths of each of the different layers. Compare that to when your tank was cleaned last to see how many more months or even a year to hold off till your next appointment.