Inspect and Pump Frequently
The average household septic system should be inspected at least every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years. Alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components should be inspected more often, generally once a year. A service contract is important since alternative systems have mechanized parts.
These are the major factors that influence how often to pump your septic system:
Failure to maintain or pump the system leads to surface water pollution including algae blooms, human health hazards, disease to local wildlife and harm to our ecosystem. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more than four billion gallons of wastewater from septic systems are dispersed underground every day.
“I’ve lived in this house many years and never pumped my septic tank, is that a problem?”
If you have not pumped your septic tank in several years, but do not seem to be having any problems, it may mean one of several things:
If the Grass is Greener check your septic!