When’s the last time you had your septic tank pumped? A septic tank is used when a home isn’t connected to a public sewer. Therefore, a septic tank stores and treats a home’s waste-water. If you have a septic tank, when you flush waste down the toilet, it ends up in the tank.
Why It’s Vital to Pump Your Septic Tank
Do you know how the septic tank actually works? Solid waste will fall to the bottom of the tank where it’s known as “sludge.” Toward the top, lighter waste known as “scum” is where things like oil and grease go. In the middle, there’s water that’s mostly free of solids.
However, the middle water does contain nitrogen and some other chemicals, all of which gets filtered down through pipes into the septic field and into the earth. Now what about the scum and sludge? They generally stay in the tank! Some sludge will decay thanks to the action of bacteria– but not all of it will go away. Therefore, the septic tank needs to be pumped every 3 to 5 years in order to remove the build of horrible smelling, yucky sludge.
Hire a Professional to Pump Your Septic Tank!
Ideally, you should hire a professional company like Carolina Septic Pro to pump out your tank. This way you won’t have sludge blocking drainage from your home, backing up lines. Too much sludge could lead to clogged sinks and drains in the home and you’d smell awful odors if this happened. The other problem if you don’t have the sludge pumped out professionally is that it could enter the septic field and surrounding soil, poisoning the ground and making your yard stink to high heaven!
It’s a good idea to schedule regular septic tank pump outs. Call Carolina Septic Pro today to schedule yours: 980-500-1022. Carolina Septic Pro operates out of Concord, North Carolina, just northeast of Charlotte.