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Ready For Your Post-Holiday Pump-Out?

The holidays are a busy time of year that can make it more challenging to prioritize septic maintenance services. Now that spring is in the air, it’s the perfect time to schedule your Bithlo septic tank pumping service with Acme! 

Septic pumping is a vital service involving a professional septic technician removing the solid and liquid waste that naturally accumulates in your septic system. Without regular septic pumping, home and business owners can face septic problems such as:

  • Clogs
  • Septic tank breakdown
  • A flooded yard
  • Plumbing backups
  • Foul odors
  • Drain field damage
  • And more

How Often Should Your Septic Tank Be Pumped?

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that septic tanks be pumped once every 3-5 years and inspected once every 1-3 years. 

Certain factors can influence the frequency at which your septic tank should be pumped, including:

  • Household size
  • Water usage
  • Septic tank size
  • Frequency of maintenance
  • Soil conditions
  • Chemical usage
  • Age of the system

Some of these points seem more obvious than others, such as the size of your septic tank impacting how often it needs to be pumped. It makes sense that a smaller septic tank will generally need to be pumped more frequently than a larger one. Increased pumping frequency is even more of a necessity if you’ve hosted friends and family this holiday season. More people using your septic tank, especially if it is smaller in size, equates to a greater need for post-holiday pump-outs! 

Knowing what types of chemicals are septic-safe and which ones can be harmful requires a little further clarification. Many homeowners use chemicals to clean their toilets and sinks, right? Similarly, septic-approved additives can aid with your septic system’s operation. If you have any questions about which additives are safe for your septic system, the team members at Acme have the answers. Be sure to bring these questions up over the phone or at your next service appointment! 

Only Flush Septic-Friendly Objects Down The Toilet

Another point to remember is to never flush objects down the toilet that can’t be handled by a septic system. These include:

  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Band-Aids
  • Q-tips
  • Cat litter
  • Paper towels

A good rule of thumb is to avoid disposing of anything down the toilet other than human waste and toilet paper. Anything else could result in your septic tank developing a clog. Clogs can lead to even more significant and expensive problems down the road, including plumbing backups, flooding, and damage to your home and other parts of your property. 

Rely On The Expertise Of A Professional For Septic Pumping

Though it often makes sense to attempt to perform home maintenance projects on your own, enlisting the expertise of a professional is critical for septic pumping services. 

The reasons for this include:

  • Your safety
  • Your property’s safety
  • Saving money in the long run
  • Ensuring that worn or damaged parts are not overlooked 

DIY jobs can be fun, educational, and rewarding – but septic pumping requires appropriate knowledge and certification to safely and correctly perform it. If you attempt this job alone, you risk exposing yourself and others to harmful chemicals and raw sewage.

You may also have to spend more money in the future if a breakdown or damage is overlooked, and you increase the likelihood of injuring yourself. If you want to stay safe, protect others, save money, and extend the life of your septic system, contacting a licensed technician for maintenance and repairs is the way to go. 

Need Help Remembering Your Appointment Time? Acme Has Automated Reminders! Bithlo septic tank pumping

Daily life can be very hectic, and it’s not always easy to remember to schedule household maintenance appointments. 

To make your life easier, Acme now provides automated appointment reminders that we will send to your email or cell phone via text message. We don’t want a busy life to get in the way of proper septic maintenance, so if you need a little help keeping your Bithlo septic tank pumping appointment, Acme has got you covered.

Don’t Wait Until Next Year: Call Acme! 

With the holiday season comes many fun and memorable experiences, especially those that involve friends and family. It also likely means more people will be visiting your bathroom.  Allow Acme to help you clean up with a Bithlo septic tank pumping service! Contact us today. 

Now is the time to schedule your routine maintenance septic pump out!Schedule Now