Septic Tank Pumping in Sorrento FL is Usually Required Every 3 to 5 Years

by | Jul 2, 2014 | Septic Tanks

Your septic tanks needs to be cared for within the guidelines which are known to be applicable to all septic systems. Failing to do so, will result in some nasty problems. If the tank is full, then it can pour more liquid waste into the drain field than the drain field can handle without creating an environmental hazard.

The septic system beginning with the tank should be inspected every 3 to 5 years regardless of the size of the tank. If the home has more than 5 occupants, then the tank should be inspected more often. The inspection includes the tank’s processing of sewage into sludge which falls to the bottom of the tank and the liquid which flows from the tank into a distribution box and from there it flows into the drain field. The inspector will also study the drain field to make sure that it is not soggy which would indicate the drain field is not working properly. The pipes may be clogged, or too much runoff is being retained. If the home has any rain drain pipes allowing water to run onto the septic drain field, then this water will prevent the system from working properly. A copy of the plan for installing the tank should be obtained so that the inspector will know much more about the tank and particularly its size as well as the drain field.

The septic tank should be pumped every 3 to 5 years under normal use. Septic Tank Pumping in Sorrento FL can advise you if pumping more often is required. The pumping process empties the tank of the sludge which has settled to the bottom and hopeful has not run into the distribution box. The sludge is pumped into a large truck and taken to a facility where it is processed for use as a fertilizer. This process is referred to as the Biosolids Rcycling process. The Septic Tank Pumping in Sorrento FL facilities are very familiar and very experienced in this process which is the green solution to septic tank sludge.

The professional septic companies recommend not putting any chemical product into the tank. Some of these are advertised as benefiting your tank’s processes, but all they do is eat the good bacteria which destroys the sewage contents of the tank. You can get additional info here:

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