How much does it cost to have your septic pumped out?
The price range varies differently depending on the size of a tank. Based on our previous clients an average of $400 is something you should expect. A house that is around 1600 to 3000 sq ft costs about $250 to $500. Larger properties like commercial buildings and establishments can sometimes go up to $1200.
What are the signs that your septic system is failing?
There are a few warning signs that a septic system is failing. The most obvious one is a foul smell coming out of your toilets. This tells you that either your septic system is full or clogged. Some other red flags are Gurgling sounds from your pipes, slow drawing from your sinks or toilets, and water backing up.
One neglected warning sign is having puddles of water in your yard where your septic drainage system is. This is a sign that there is a problem with your septic tank. The water surfacing is foul smelling; thus, it needs to be solved right away as it might pose a health hazard to you and your neighbours.
When should you have your septic pumped?
Several factors affect the frequency of when your septic tank needs to be pumped. Things such as the mechanical working of a pump, the capacity, and whether it is a residential or commercial tank affect this. Residential Houses should get their tanks pumped every 3 to 5 years. Other tanks with mechanical components such as electrical switches or pumps should be inspected or pumped more frequently, around once a year.
What happens when you get your septic pumped?
When a septic tank is pumped, it's not just about getting the contents leaned out and drained. The professional doing the pumping will also be assessing the overall health and status of your tank. Once the liquid and solid waste are out, they will inspect the inner working of your septic tanks, marking things like the contents' level, noting any potential risk or problems that may arise. If your tank is equipped with a filter, a cleaning service for this part is also included when a septic tank is being pumped. Lastly, they check on things like flushing your toilets and checking your sinks to ensure that everything is working as intended.