When was the last time you had your septic tank pumped out and inspected? If you’re like many homeowners, you probably can’t even remember the date. That’s not surprising. Most people don’t tend to think much about it until or unless the system develops an issue. Even so, when we’re called in for service, one of the first questions we get once the problem is fixed is ‘how often should I get my Culpeper County VA septic system pumped out, anyway?
Our recommendation is that you should have your system inspected and your tank pumped out at three to five year intervals in order to maximize its longevity and minimize your chances of having a serious problem.
Over time, it’s all but guaranteed that you’ll wind up with stuff getting flushed down the toilet or washed down the sink that was never meant to see the inside of your septic tank.
Most of this stuff is non-biodegradable material, which means that your tank can’t break it down. Over time then, it winds up taking up more and more space in your tank. Let it go long enough and it will start clogging the system, which will ultimately result in a backflow of raw sewage into your house.
If you’ve never experienced that, count yourself lucky. You never want to. Not only is it an expensive mess to clean up, but it’s also a dire health risk to you and your family.
The good news is that it never has to come to that. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the most respected septic service companies and we’d be more than happy to clean our your tank, inspect your system and make any needed repairs to minimize your risk of having a major problem.
Often, our customers will ask the question ‘how often should I get my Culpeper County VA septic system pumped out?’ when they begin experiencing unusual symptoms in and around their house. Things like rattling pipes, toilets that won’t flush, sinks that drain slowly and foul odors are all signs that there’s a problem, and they could point to a need to have your tank pumped out.
Unfortunately, by the time you start seeing signs like this, it’s a sure bet that there is some underlying problem with your system, so a pump out alone may not be all that’s required.
Not to worry, when we perform our inspection, we’ll give you a full report of any issues we find, along with a free, no obligation estimate of how much it will take to put those issues behind you so there won’t be any surprises when you get the final bill. Give us a call today. You’ll be very glad you did.