Our technicians love working in beautiful Orlinda, TN. The countryside is breathtaking as they drive to customer’s homes to pump septic tanks or perform other septic system services. Are you new to having a home on a septic system? Do you know where your septic system is located or when it was last pumped? We can help you out with these questions. If you visit the blog section you will find several articles about how a septic tank works and some maintenance tips to keep you septic system healthy.
How often should a septic tank be pumped?
Whether you are a new home owner or not, this question is commonly asked. The Health Department in Tennessee recommends septic tanks be pumped every 3-5 years. If you have a pump tank you should consider having that pumped out every 1-2 years, which can help your pump’s longevity. It is important to maintain your septic tank on a regular schedule because it will help keep it working properly for many years by preventing unwanted sludge from getting out into the field lines.
Why should a septic tank be pumped out?
The septic tank is a sealed, water-tight container that holds all the waste water that comes out of the house. The solids settle down to the bottom (sludge), while the oil and grease float to the top (scum), and the liquid flows out into the drainfield.
The solids break down over time, but it does not disappear and it is not meant to exit your septic tank into the field lines. So it should be pumped out on a regular basis. If the sludge continues to build up over a long period of time, it can start leaving the tank and going into the field lines. If this happens it can ruin your field lines.
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Keep your septic system healthy
It’s time to get on a regular maintenance schedule for your septic tank. Call Allgood today and schedule your septic pumping, 615-672-6969.