How Often Should You Pump Your Septic Tank?

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Septic tank emergencies are absolute nightmares for homeowners. Thankfully, there are ways you can avoid them. One of the best ways to keep a septic tank disaster from happening is through regular pumping. But exactly how often do you need to get it pumped? Carter Quality Plumbing provides professional septic tank cleaning and septic tank pumping services. Here’s what we recommend for our customers:

  1. How often should you pump your septic tank? –  You should get your septic tank pumped every two to four years. If you have a garbage disposal, we highly suggest getting your tank checked more frequently due to the amount of waste it will collect over time.
  2. What are some signs that you need septic services? – If you fall behind schedule on septic maintenance and forget to pump your septic tank, you may start to notice foul odors outside your home. There may be sewage backups in your toilets, showers, and sinks. Your drains will be slow and you may notice rapid grass growth around the septic tank and line.
  3. What happens when you don’t pump your septic tank? – For starters, you might receive some pretty hefty fines from your state or local government for not maintaining your septic tank. Also, should your septic tank overflow or quit working, you’ll have to do some major repair work, which will be expensive and will tear up your yard.

Don’t put off this important service for your home. If you need to schedule septic tank pumping or septic tank cleaning in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Lancaster, and surrounding areas of the Carolinas, call Carter Quality Plumbing today!

Carter Quality Plumbing provides plumbing and septic services for Lancaster, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and surrounding areas of North Carolina and South Carolina. Contact us for more information!

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