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Wednesday, 28 August 2019
A Guide to Reduce the Frequency of Septic Tank Pump Put Service
Topic: Home Improvement
It’s worth noting for homeowners interested in know the frequency of having their septic tank pump-out service ( draneranger/Septic-Tank-Pump-Out-Service ) that, all septic tanks are prepared with a T-shaped channel designed to prevent sludge and scum from escaping the tank causing leakage of raw sewer in the yard or toward the drainfield. If the top layer of sludge is within 12’’ of this channel, alternatively base layer of scum is found within 6’’ of the outlet bottom, your pump requires a pump out. Sounds confusing! Not to worry, this is basically how your service provider technically determines whether or not your septic tank needs to be pumped. At the same time, they have a sitting with you after inspection of the system and determine four major factors before finding out the possible frequency of your septic tank cleaning.

Factors influence the frequency

Even if, the general rule states that household septic tank pump-out service should be performed once with 3-5 years, however this widely varies on four major factors including

  Your household size

  The sum of wastewater generated for household purposes

  The amount of solids found in wastewater

  And, your septic tank size

In order to keep your septic system well functional as well as reduce the cycle of pumping, while you don’t have an option with changing the number of members living in your household and the tank size, you’ve control of the remaining two factors. So, to make it done, consider following the steps below:

Efficient Usage of Water

Don’t be surprised to know that merely one dripping or running tap is enough to increase your household water use nearly 125 to 200 gallons of water/day depending on its leak type. Notably, whatever your household water usage is that ends up in your septic tank. So why don’t you replace those leaky faucets or traditional plumbing systems with new and water-efficient tools?

Consider Having High-efficiency Toilets

When compared to traditional toilets that use more or less 2.5 to 3 gallons of water per day, with high efficient toilets you can decrease that amount by 50% or above. Consider using new generation valves, flushes, as well as high-efficiency showers that help you have control over your septic tank pump-out service.

Effective Use of Washing Machines

Choosing small loads of laundry in large-load cycles on the washing machine is a major and common mistake that leads to a waste of water as well as energy. So, either select smaller loads to run in low water cycles or go for larger laundry with high water flowing cycle. With this you can lessen usage of water by 25%.

Properly Dispose of Waste

In fact, it’s very common in households to flush down various types of garbage in a toilet, bathroom, and basins, etc that ultimately enter into the septic tank through the drainage pipes. It increases unwanted solids in the septic while affecting its effective functioning. Sadly, we simply forget that our septic system is not trash bins and so never flush or drop things like cooking oil, baby wipes, condoms, female hygiene products, cigarette butts, pet liters, pesticides, diapers, etc in toilet or sinks.

Equally, avoid using toxic chemical bleaches for the opening of blocked drain or stop pouring grease or cooking oil in the kitchen sink or drains. It’s important to note that your septic tank contains various kinds of bacteria and living organisms that help in breaking down and treating household waste. Thereby, toxic elements down the drains are likely to destroy those helpful organisms and disrupt the effectiveness of septic tank pump-out service ( ).

Posted by brucem231 at 7:01 AM EDT

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