Everything You Need To Know About Septic Tank Pumping
Congratulations on installing a septic tank. You have joined the few people in America that want to control their waste responsibly. A septic tank is not a cheap installation hence it must be taken care of responsibly. This article discusses how to maintain a septic tank.
Septic Tank Pumping
When should i pump my tank? How often should I do it? Can I do it on my own? Many customers ask these two questions. The truth is, the number of times you need to do the pumping will be determined by a few factors.
How many people live in your home? How many employees do you have? The number of people using the facilities in your house or your company will determine how many times you will need to clean and pump your septic tank.
To add to that, the size of your septic tank is another factor that will determine the frequency of pumping out the waste. Ideally, a normal sized tank should be pumped once every two to three years. If you have a large organization, you might be required to clean and pump the tank twice in three years.
Can you pump your tank? Well, Yes. There are home owners that prefer to pump their septic tanks. However, this is costly because you must have the right equipment to do that. Moreover, you need to transport that waste and dispose it in the right place.
The best solution is to have professionals clean and pump your tank. These professionals are in the business of installing and maintaining septic tanks so they are armed with better equipment. They also know where to take the sludge, and ways to dispose it.
Septic Tank Pumping Cost
The cost of pumping a septic tank is determined by how often you do the pumping. In most states in America, the average cost is $300. That means that most home owners will spend between $250 and $450.
However, if you leave your tank to accumulate waste for a long period of time then you might spend up to $10,000. The price goes up because waste that is left for years is more difficult to clean out. There is also a likelihood of replacing the tank.
Septic Tank Maintenance
If you want to avoid spending thousands of dollars replacing your tank, then you must do the following:
• Draw a simple map that shows where the tank is from your house or office. Make sure you have indicated the distance between the two, as well as the depth and width of the tank. This is very important since most tanks are out of sight and odorless.
• Have a record of the times your tank has been inspected. Septic tanks are mostly inspected by local authorities. You must also check the tank regularly and keep a record of that as well. Make sure these records have sufficient details of when, who and what happened during the inspection.
• Avoid disposing things like plastics, paper towels, diapers, chemotherapy drugs and anti-bacterial hand washing soaps. The bacteria found in the septic tank cannot decompose these things.
• Sometimes you might be tempted to plant some shrub or trees over your tank. It is crucial that you maintain the simple biological processes that go on in the tank. This will prolong its life and save you money.
• Avoid parking your car on top of the tank. Also resist building structures over it. Buildings and vehicles will put pressure on the tank and this can cause leakage.
• Remember, in case of an emergency the repair man should be able to locate your tank easily.
Septic Tank Cleaning Near Me in Toronto
Most plumbing companies have equipment that can pump your septic tank. Local authorities can also offer you the services. Ensure that you deal with a reputable company.
Hire The Pros
A well maintained septic tank can last up to twenty years. You are the best care taker of your tank. If you do your work well, you will save a lot of money. Remember that a well maintained tank is also odorless. Contact MegaSeptic in case you do not know who to call to pump your tank.
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