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January 13, 2020

Leesburg Va Septic Tank Pumping

Has it been a while since you had your septic tank pumped out and your system inspected? If you’re struggling to remember the date, the answer to that question is quite likely yes, and given what could happen if your tank fills to capacity, the safe play at that point is to give our office a call right away and take advantage of our cost-effective Leesburg VA septic tank pumping service.

In general, we recommend having your tank pumped out every 3-5 years and having your system inspected each time you have the tank pumped. That covers both critical parts of your system’s maintenance at the same time.

Taking advantage of our Leesburg VA septic tank pumping service ensures that your tank never fills to capacity, which means you’re incredibly unlikely to have raw sewage backing up into your home, while the periodic inspections allows our experienced technicians to spot problems while they’re still in their formative stages.

Fixing problems while they’re still small is almost always less expensive than waiting until they blossom into serious issues, which saves you both time and money over the long run.

It’s important to remember though, that the 3-5 year timeframe we mentioned is only meant to serve as a rule of thumb. In practice, you may require our Leesburg VA septic tank pumping services more or less frequently than that. The exact interval is based on a number of different factors, but the biggest and most important of these are:

  • How many people you have living in your home
  • How often you have overnight guests staying with you
  • And how good or bad your septic tank habits are

If this is the first time you find yourself living in a home with a septic tank, you may not even know that septic tank habits are a thing. They are, and mostly, what that means is that if you live in a home with a septic system, you’ll need to be much more mindful about what kinds of things you’re flushing down your toilets or pouring down your sink drains.

Biodegradable materials are fine. Your tank is designed to handle those. They’ll be broken down by thee colony of bacteria living in your tank and processed out to the drain field in due time.

Non-biodegradable materials are incredibly problematic though. The more of these that wind up in your tank, the faster it will fill up, and the more often you’ll need the tank pumped out to ensure that the system continues to function properly.

As the top-rated septic service company in the area, we’d be honored to help keep your system running smoothly for as long as you live in the area. Give us a call any time.