If you’ve recently purchased an older home with a septic system and the previous owner didn’t leave you with any of the records relating to the maintenance of the septic system, you may not know, or have any way of finding out when the last time the tank was pumped out, and that could be a problem.
After all, septic tanks only have so much room in them. Once they reach capacity, the raw sewage inside them only has one place to go; back into that pretty house you just purchased.
If you’ve never had the misfortune to deal with a problem like that, count yourself lucky indeed. You never want to. If you have, then you know what a nightmare it can be. The good news is that there’s a simple solution. Just call us. As the region’s #1 septic service company, nobody knows more about Manassas VA septic tank pumping than we do.
In general, we recommend having your tank pumped out and your septic system inspected every three to five years in order to minimize your risk of a serious septic problem. Our Manassas VA septic tank pumping service is advised for the reasons we just talked about.
The periodic inspection of your system allows our seasoned technicians to spot problems while they’re still in their formative stages when they’re easier and less expensive to fix, which saves you time and money over the longer term.
One thing that’s important to remember is that the 3-5 year pumping and inspection timeframe isn’t a hard and fast rule, it’s more of a general guideline. You may require our Manassas VA septic tank pumping services more or less frequently, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The number of people you have living in your home
- The frequency you have overnight guests staying with you
- How much water you have running through your system
- And your septic tank habits, either for good or ill
The first two bullet points are easy to understand. The more people spending extended periods of time in your house, the more waste that’s bound to enter the system. Too much water flowing into your system, by way of things like constantly running toilets or dripping faucets causes it to work much harder than it has to, putting unnecessary strain on the system.
The last point though, gives some people pause, especially if you’ve never lived in a home with a septic tank attached before. Good septic system habits ultimately come down to being very mindful of everything that goes into your tank because one way or another, you’re the one who has to deal with it. As we said though, you don’t have to do it alone. If you even suspect you’re having a septic tank issue, just give our office a call. We’ll be there when you need us.