Rockford Septic Systems has been proud to offer septic pumping services to our loyal community for years. We will continue to deliver necessary septic services to clients looking to maintain or repair their installations. Prevention is the best way to stop potential malfunctions in the septic system along with regulated septic pumping. Pumping and cleaning of the septic system will relieve the tank of liquid solids and sludge and disposing of the water and compacted sludge at the bottom of the tank. Cleaning and pumping services are offered separately or combined for best results.
Cleaning Vs. Pumping
We often hear our customers using the terms cleaning and pumping interchangeably, although there is a significant difference between the two! Pumping is necessary for the proper function of your septic system and should be conducted regularly to reduce the risk of septic failure. Septic failure is most commonly caused due to the ill maintenance and neglect of pumping services. Pumping removed the liquid and some floating solids or sludge from the tank preventing the overflow of materials into your home. Cleaning the tank goes an extra step above the pumping as it removes water and compressed sludge form the bottommost of the system.
What happens if a Septic Tank is not pumped?
Ill maintenance of a septic system will absolutely, undisputedly lead to the impending failure of the entire system. Buildup of sludge and material can clog the pipes making your septic system ineffective. The clogged pipes lead to offensive odors and wastewater making their way into your home. Alternately the blockage could affect the drain filed leading to the necessary replacement of the system and drain field. Horribly odorous and messy outcomes can pop out of nowhere without the proper maintenance conducted, including the regular pumping of your septic tank.
How Often to Pump Your Septic Tank
Making sure that you know when your septic system should be re-serviced and pumped by professional septic experts is integral to the working of your tank. Average households can expect to have their tanks pumped from three to five years. The capacity of your installation and the amount of use that it receives in your commercial or residential space will affect the timeline necessary in between pumping. It is necessary for septic professionals to remove the liquid and solid waste as sanitary precautions are taken leaving our staff and you safe from bacteria and additional pathogens.
Full Septic Tank
Septic tanks must be pumped on an average every three to five years for households. There are signs to indicate a full sewage system that requires pumping other than the timeline. If you notice that your toilet is not flushing at full capability, draining properly or making new sounds this is an indication that your tank might be at capacity. Drainage for other piping in the household will also give you an indication that your periodic pumping is deemed necessary such as sinks or shower drains.