Common Septic System Questions
If you own a home with a septic tank and have questions about the system, we here at AAA Wastewater have the answers! We are always willing to help, so don’t be afraid to give us a call at (937) 878-5225.
Here are some of the most common questions owners of septic systems ask:
How Often Should I Have My Septic Tank Pumped?
In general, you should have your septic tank pumped once every 3-5 years. However, there are many other factors that can increase or decreases how often you need service. These include:
- How large your septic tank is
- The age of the septic tank
- How many people live in your home
- Whether or not you use a garbage disposal
What Causes Most Septic Issues?
By and large the most common cause of septic issues is neglect. You have to keep up with your septic system service schedule in order to maintain a healthy system. Besides that, the other big factors are age and maintenance, like not flushing harmful materials down the drain.
What are the Most Common Signs of Septic System Distress?
Some of the most common signs something is wrong with your septic system include:
- Slow drainage in toilets or sinks
- Your septic system backs up
- Soggy landscaping near your septic tank
- Sewage odors in or around the house
Is Septic Tank Maintenance Expensive?
Not at all. The actual price of service depends on the size of the tank as well as if it needs any additional services.
In all, it is far cheaper than having your septic system backup and dump sewage into your yard or worse, your home. Neglecting septic maintenance can also cause damage to the system, and having a new system installed is definitely not going to be cheap.
To get a free estimate on your septic system cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at AAA Wastewater.