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When to Have Your Septic Tank Pumped

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The septic tank is located underground on most properties. Whether you own your home or rent it, you probably do not pay it too much mind. However, it is vital you get it cleaned out at regular intervals to keep your property sanitary.

Routine Maintenance

Even if everything seems to be fine with your house’s plumbing, it is still a good idea to get your septic tank professionally cleaned regularly. It is recommended that houses without a garbage disposal should get the tank cleaned every three years. Houses that have a garbage disposal should get it cleaned once a year.

Symptoms Come Up

If you start noticing certain problems developing around your household, it could be a sign that your septic tank is failing prematurely. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Fixtures around the house are slow to drain
  • Gurgling sounds become prominent around the home
  • Toilets, sinks and tubs frequently back up
  • Strong odors start coming out of plumbing fixtures

The only way to be certain that these symptoms are a result of your septic tank and not something else is to get a professional inspection. If the problem is determined to reside within the tank, then proper action can be taken. To schedule a septic tank pumping time, contact Ernie's Plumbing & Sewer Service.