Scheduling your Sanford septic tank pump-out will extend the life of your tank and prevent unwanted concerns. Keep an eye out for these signs to know when it’s time to clean your tank.
1) Frequent use of a garbage disposal or dishwasher
Each time we flip the switch to run the garbage disposal or let our dishwasher grind food and clear dinnerware, that food remains in the disposal until the septic tank is flushed out. By pumping out the septic tank, the food buildup disappears, preventing potential bacteria from growing in the disposal.
2) Managing a business at home
Business owners working from home might use more water throughout the day cooking, washing clothes, flushing, and other activities. Using water more frequently may slow down regular drainings and build up wastewater, later leading to foul odors.
3) Standing water sits over the septic tank
Over time, water will surround the septic tank when the tank is full. You’ll want to hire professionals to clean the tank as soon as possible to avoid muddy lawn areas and prevent breeding mosquitoes from hanging around.
4) The odor from wastewater and sewage
What’s that smell? Wastewater accumulates with every flush, drain, and disposal, spreading odor-filled gases that emit from toilets, open drains, and outdoor areas. Cleaning your septic tank will drain the wastewater and remove these odors.
5) It’s time for your Sanford septic tank pump-out
The frequency of emptying a septic tank will vary per household size. Larger households with up to eight people will need a septic tank pump out every year, while smaller households – up to four people – should empty their septic tank every three to five years. Check with your septic service team to confirm how often you should schedule a septic tank pump out.
At Acme Environmental Services, we make sure our customers are happy with every service. Contact us today for a free estimate of your Sanford septic tank pump out.