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Why it is Necessary for Pumping Your Septic Tank?

Apr 5th 2019 at 12:59 AM

Majority of the on-lot sewage system have septic tanks. A septic tank is a dual or single chambered tank that receives the raw wastewater from your home. The question of how often your tank must be pumped has been in debate for years. In one case, homeowners proudly claim that they did not feel the need to pump their septic tanks as they are working perfectly. Another case, for creating a uniform pumping policy, regulators stressing that all the tanks must be pumped every two to three years.

How Frequently Septic Tank Pumping be done?

Houses that put large amounts of slowly biodegradable organic solids like cellulosic compounds and toilet paper, as well as non – biodegradable solids such as plastics, kitty litter, etc into the septic tank, need to pump frequently. Pump the tank before captured solids get accumulated to the point where these solids are carried with the tank effluent to the absorption place. Relatively, there are two safe approaches to decide how often your tank needs to be pumped. First, just pump every two to three years. The second option is opening the access port to the first chamber of the tank once every year and then inserts a long pole at the bottom of the tank and withdraws it. By checking the darkness of the pole you can see the depth of the sludge. If the sludge is more than one-third of the depth of the tank, it is time for pumping your septic tank.

Process

Septic tank pumping and haul contractors are able to pump your tank. Hire a professional ensures that the cleaning is done properly. For extracting all the material from the tank, break the scum layer and the sludge layer is mixed with the liquid portion of the tank. This process is done alternately by pumping liquid from the tank and then re-injecting the liquid into the bottom of the tank. One should pump the tank through two large centralized access manholes but not the small outlet or inlet inspection ports located above each baffle. This is because if we pump the tank through the baffle inspection ports, then the baffle can be damaged and sludge, as well as scum, cannot be fully removed. It is not recommended to use additives in the tank for reducing the volume of sludge or as a substitute for pumping. In fact, depending on additives than conventional pumping method will result in failure of the septic system. Majority of the companies that deals with pumping septic tanks have a certified PSMA Inspector with them. While cleaning the tank, the inspector can tell whether your tank needs repair of other components of the system needs maintenance. For facilitating future inspection and cleaning, install risers from the inspection ports and central access ports to the oil surface. Also, do not forget for marking the location of the tank so that one can locate easily for future pumping.

 

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