As part of on-going maintenance, your septic tank or sewage treatment system will require cleaning from time to time, based on the overall size of the unit, the production of sludge, and the performance of the tank. Septic tank or septic tank systems build up sludge over time and require cleaning or pumping to ensure the performance does not hinder the sewage treatment. Although septic cleaning services are readily available throughout the country, specific manufacturers have detailed measures to ensure septic tank emptying or sewage treatment units are treated on a regular basis based on their technologies. It is always better to employ the manufacturer of the septic tank system or sewage treatment reactor as they hold a better understanding of their own system and the intricacies of working with their own technology.
How often do I have to empty my septic tank? That’s a good question. It depends on whether it is a basic septic tank or an advanced sewage treatment unit, normally these units are maintained annually where cleaning of the septic unit is carried out along with general maintenance, like blower air filters replaced or cleaned, and general inspections are carried out.
When cleaning a septic tank, we hear from the general public “My septic tank works great, I haven’t emptied my septic system in 25 years.” This normally means that the tank is leaching or seeping into the surrounding ground and indeed is failing, so cleaning of septic tanks and the service associated with this maintenance is fundamental to the treatment of the wastewater.
So whether you are employing a septic tank cleaning service, or engaging directly with the manufacturer of the advanced wastewater treatment system, clean and empty your septic tank on a regular basis to ensure trouble free performance.