Most residences with septic tanks need to pump at least once in about three to five years but some rural systems fail earlier because of defects. This is largely because septic pumps function at a low pumping rate (about 1.5 cubic feet per minute.) A septic tank pump can be either submersible or surface-based. The most common septic tank pumps are surface-mounted because they offer the best results and can be used in areas where septic tank pumping services are not readily available.
Before you get your septic pumped, it is a good idea to check your local regulations to see if you need a permit. In many areas, there are strict rules about septic pumping and use. It would be a good idea to contact your local governing bodies to find out what types of services are available where you live. Sometimes, service providers can give you a listing of required permits as part of a community service contract. When choosing a septic tank provider, it’s always better to research a company so you don’t end up with a company that provides a service that doesn’t follow local regulations.
In addition to fees, another cost to consider is labor costs when you hire a septic pumping service. This service does not just happen; it takes a lot of time to do it correctly. If you have any doubts about the qualifications of your septic tank provider, you should research them further before you let them into your home. Ask for references and check the company’s website to find out if they are fully licensed. You don’t want to hire a company that isn’t fully certified to provide this service.
When you decide to have your septic tank pumped out, there are several things you should do to make sure that everything goes smoothly. First of all, you should only allow non-family members to access the tank. If you pump your own tank, you should close it when you are away. Also, don’t let anyone else in the house unsupervised. Most inspections require that people be at least 50 feet away from the septic tank when it is being pumped. Finally, it is important to take advantage of any additional inspections your provider sends you for the winter to deal with sludge buildup.
Septic tank maintenance is actually quite simple. If your tanks aren’t properly maintained, problems can develop that can be expensive to fix. Pumping out old tanks is usually the best way to avoid larger problems in the future. Plus, regular inspections can prevent small issues from developing into bigger problems that will be harder to deal with. Septic tank maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult.
This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top companies for Septic pumping in Central Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!