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If you are looking for professional septic tank pumping services in Greenville, then you have come to the right place. Septic tank pumping is essential for preventing costly repairs to your system due to damaged field lines.

Are you not sure whether septic tank pumping is what you need? The frequency that pumping is needed varies, depending on the number of people in the home; however, most residential properties should be pumped about every three years. If you are not sure whether your septic tank needs to be pumped, our team of experts is available to perform a thorough septic tank inspection and locate any problems that need attention. Contact us to learn more about what we can do to make your home a better and more comfortable place for you!

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How Often Should You Pump Your Septic Tank?

The average septic tank should be pumped every three to five years. However, if you have a larger household, produce more wastewater, or have a smaller tank size, the frequency of your service will differ.

If you don’t pump your septic tank regularly, the solid waste will buildup in the tank, and your tank won’t be able to hold as much waste like it normally does. If left untended, the waste will reach the pipes that feed into drain fields and cause a clog. This can also cause wastewater to back into the house. All in all, it’s a situation you should avoid. Below we provide our recommendations for the most common septic tank sizes.

For 1-2 Residents:

  • Tank Capacity (1,000 gallons): Pump at least every 4 years
  • Tank Capacity (1,250 or more gallons): Pump at least every 6 years

For 3-5 Residents:

  • Tank Capacity (1,000 gallons): Pump at least every 2 years
  • Tank Capacity (1,250 or more gallons): Pump at least every 3 years

For 6 Or More Residents:

  • Tank Capacity (1,000 gallons): Pump at least once a year
  • Tank Capacity (1,250 or more gallons): Pump at least once every two years

Learn More: The Importance of Regular Septic Pumping.

How Long Does It Take To Pump A Septic Tank?

The amount of time that it will take to pump a septic tank depends on the size of the tank. It is also important to take into account the type of equipment that is used to perform the process. Here at The Plumbing Experts, we use the latest technology to ensure that your septic tanks are properly pumped and that your pipes can perform and optimal levels.

You can expect the following:

  • For septic tanks that are 1,000 - 1,250 gallons: Approximately 20 - 30 minutes.
  • For septic tanks that are 1,500 - 2,000 gallons: Approximately 45 - 60 minutes.

What Are Signs Your Septic Tank is Full?

Septic tanks are often out of sight, out of mind. But failing to regularly maintain your septic tank will not only cause a mess and pollute your environment, but it can also result in expensive repairs. To prevent all of this, you can look for indicators that the tank is full.

Signs You Need to Pump Your Septic Tank:

  • Odors – Sewage has a very distinct smell. If you notice the odor around your house, it could mean that your septic tank is too full.
  • Sewage Backup – If not pumped regularly, the septic tank fills with solid waste, which can prevent the drains from cleaning out wastewater. This can lead to raw sewage backing up in your home.
  • Green Lawns Over Drain Field – Do you see a surprising patch of lush green lawn that wasn’t there before? This could mean that the septic tank was too full and released waste into the lawn, which fertilized the grass.
  • Slow Drainage - If you notice slow drainage, it could be an early sign signifying that there is a problem with your septic tank. Septic tank pumping at this stage can help to prevent further damage and potentially costly repairs.

If you notice any signs indicating that there is a problem with your septic tank, we strongly encourage that you call a professional as soon as possible to get the situation inspected and taken care of. Leaving a septic tank problem unnoticed can lead to further damage that can be avoided with timely services.

If you think your septic tank needs to be pumped, reach out to our septic experts in Greenville! We provide fast, reliable septic services so you can breathe easily.

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