Septic Tank Pumping
The septic tank is a vital part of the septic system, which is commonly used when a connection to a main sewer system is not available. The septic tank is typically either 1000, 1500, or 2000 gallons depending on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. On one side it is connected to the waste water line and the other is connected to the drain field.
The function of the septic tank is to reduce the amount of solids that will eventually enter the drain field. This is done by an anaerobic process that reduces the volume of solids.
Because of the vital service the septic tank provides in handling the waste water it is imperative that it is maintained in tip-top condition. This necessitates the need to periodically pump out the septic tank in order to remove any built up solids.
The frequency of pumping out the septic tank depends on several factors: the volume of the tank, the level of solids that are not digestible, and the ambient temperature. Some systems require pumping every few years or sooner, while others may be able to go 10–20 years between pumpings. An older system with an undersized tank that is being used by a large family will require much more frequent pumping than a new system used by only a few people. It is recommended by the Georgia state government for home owners to have the septic tank pumped every three to five years.
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