Are you in need of our Sterling VA septic tank pumping service? The short answer is that you might be. In fact, if you can’t recall the last time you had your septic tank pumped out, your best bet is to assume that you’re past due for service and give us a call right away.
Once we’ve got your tank cleaned out for you, a good general guideline to follow is to have the service performed again every three to five years. Of course, this is just a general guideline. The reality is that every household is different and your exact pump out frequency is driven by a number of factors, including but not limited to:
- How many overnight guests you have staying with you, and how often that occurs
- How many people are living in your household
- How much water you’ve got running through your system
- And how good or bad your septic tank habits are
If this is the first time you’ve lived in a house with a septic system, you may be surprised to hear that there’s even such a thing as septic tank habits, or that they have anything at all to do with how often you might need our Sterling VA septic tank pumping service.
Mostly, this comes down to mindfulness. If you live in a home that’s connected to a city sewage system, you don’t have to spend much time thinking or worrying about what gets flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain.
That’s not how things work if you live in a home with a septic tank. One way or another, you’re responsible for everything that gets poured down the drain or flushed down any of your toilets. If the stuff being poured or flushed is biodegradable, it’s no big deal. The bacteria in your tank will take care of it for you.
If it’s not biodegradable, the bacteria can’t break it down and it will just sit in the tank, taking up progressively more room until the tank reaches capacity and then, the raw sewage in the tank will do the only thing it can do. It will back up into your house.
If you’ve never suffered through that experience, you never want to. If you have, you know what a nightmare it can be. This is ultimately why our Sterling VA septic tank pumping is so important. Raw sewage backing up into your home is where pretty much every septic issue ends up. Avoiding that outcome at all costs is the goal.
All that to say, if it’s been a while since you had your tank pumped out, give our office a call and let’s get you on the schedule. That will give you tremendous peace of mind and one less thing to worry about!