Septic systems are a crucial element to some residential sewage systems. However, because they are typically underground in your backyard, they can be easy to forget about! The trained professionals on our Miller’s team have over 45 years of experience in the septic industry. We have seen it all, and `we will always have a solution to your problems.
What is a septic system?
Septic systems are onsite underground wastewater treatment systems, typically found in rural areas that are not connected to the centralized sewage system. The system is made up of two main parts, a septic tank and a drain-field. The septic tank needs to be pumped frequently in order to remove the solid waste that forms at the bottom, so that the system will function properly for years to come.
How often should I have my septic tank pumped?
The time between septic pumps depends on a few different factors: the size of your system, the number of people living in your household, and the level of usage your septic system sees. The EPA recommends that a septic tank should be inspected every two to three years. As a general rule, you should plan to have your septic tank pumped every three to five years. If your system is undersized, you have a larger family, and your system generates more usage, we recommend having your septic system pumped sooner rather than later. Waiting too long to pump your septic tank could result in costly repairs and possibly require a full replacement of your septic system.
There are a few warning signs to look out for in regards to the well-being of your septic system. If you start to notice puddles forming in your yard, a recent increase in the number of plumbing backups, a strong, foul odor, or unusually healthy grass around the area of your septic system, these factors could be indicating that your system is malfunctioning.
Give us a call today at 804-758-4314 to come and pump your system before these warning signs appear and cost you money on repairs and replacements.