Your septic tank is one of the most important parts of your house and property, even if you don't always think about it. A well-working septic tank helps you dispose of unwanted waste in an efficient manner. A septic tank that is too full or not functioning correctly could quickly cause a major problem for your yard or the rest of your plumbing. For best results, every homeowner should get their tank pumped by a professional at least once every two years, or more often, depending on use and the size of the tank. Here's how septic tank pumping can help your tank and plumbing over the long-term.
Removing Excess Waste and Water Buildup Stops Clogs Which Prevents Damage
When you let your septic tank go too long between pumps, excess waste and water will eventually cause a clog somewhere in the septic line. If left untreated, this clog will send water out into your yard or back up into the plumbing inside your house. You could then be dealing with property damage or a large repair bill, not to mention the fact that you still need to get the tank pumped anyway. A pumping of your tank on a regular schedule will prevent clogs from happening and prevent damage to your home and property.
Regular Maintenance Via Pumping Will Extend the Life of Your Tank Letting You Go Longer Without Having to Replace It
When you don't take proper care of your septic tank, it shortens its lifespan. Too many bad clogs or damage to the septic line, and you might find yourself having to pay for a new installation of the entire septic system, and that obviously won't be cheap. It's much more cost-effective to pay a septic pumping company once every two years or so, depending on your needs, for a professional pump and cleaning of your lines.
Maintain Your Property Value
When a septic tank is part of your property, it's just as important that you take care of it as you would the plumbing inside your house. If you ever go to sell your house in the future, your septic system will be looked at closely, just like the pipes in the house. A septic problem could torpedo a potential sale just as quickly as any other serious problem inside the house. A well-maintained septic tank and system will maintain your property value over time and help you avoid any surprises when it's time to sell.