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January 1, 2020

Gainesville Va Septic Tank Pumping

Our Gainesville VA septic tank pumping service is one of our most widely used. It’s easy to understand why. When your tank fills to capacity, there’s only one place for raw sewage to go, and that’s right back into your home. Nobody wants to live through that nightmare, and as the region’s premier septic service company, we’re frequently called on to pump out tanks as they get close to filling to capacity.

In general, we recommend having your tank pumped out every 3-5 years, but it’s important to remember that this is just a rule of thumb. The frequency you find yourself needing our Gainesville VA septic tank pumping services may vary wildly from that depending on a number of factors, including:

  • How often you have overnight guests staying in your home with you
  • How many people you have in your household living with you full-time
  • How much water you have flowing through your system
  • And of surprising importance, how good or bad your septic tank habits are

Most of those items are pretty self-explanatory, but the last one takes some people by surprise. Septic tank habits are important though, and if you’ve lived most of your life in a home that was connected to a city sewage system, that’s something you should be aware of.

If you’re connected to a municipal system, it doesn’t matter what you flush down the toilet or pour down your kitchen sink. Even if it’s something that’s not supposed to be there, about the worst you’ll suffer for that is a bad clog. Once you’ve cleared the clog though, the offending material is off to the waste treatment plant where it becomes someone else’s problem.

That’s not at all the case when you have a septic system. One way or another, you’re responsible for everything that gets introduced to your system, which means you’ll need to be a good deal more mindful.

Biodegradable materials are fine. Your tank is set up to handle those and the bacteria living in the tank will break them down and send them out to the drain field in due time.

Non-biodegradable materials though, are a major problem. The more of them you introduce to your system, the more often you’ll need to make use of our Gainesville VA septic tank pumping service.

In addition to regular tank pump outs, we also recommend having your system inspected from end to end every three to five years. Given that this is the same basic timeframe as the tank pump outs, many of our clients simply schedule both services at once.

Inspections are critical because they allow our experienced technicians to spot problems while they’re still small, which saves you time, money and headaches down the road. All that to say, if you’re not sure when your system was last inspected and your tank pumped out, give our office a call.