When to pump a septic system

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All Cen Tex Septic System Pump

The biggest misconception about when a septic system needs a pump is only when the system light turns on or is sounding an alarm. At this point, it might actually mean your system is experiencing an issue. For example, it might be too full to function properly which may cause damage to the system itself and become more costly than a simple pump-out.

So, proper maintenance of your system is not only critical for its performance, your system also:

  • Protects the health of the people living on and near your property
  • Helps safeguard your property values
  • Helps preserve the quality of groundwater and prevents your sewage from degrading nearby waterways
  • Prevents from worrying about sewage backups (our technicians will remove solid waste from the tank before it builds to a level that’s likely to cause a backup)
  • Saves you money in the long run by preventing major damages and needed repair work (we also keep our eyes peeled for potential problems like cracks in the tank and growing blockages in the pipes leading from your home to the septic tank. These regular inspections ensure that problems are caught early on before they lead to more dangerous, costly problems)

Generally, it is recommended to schedule for a system system pump every:

  • 5 years for home with about 2-3 or
  • 3-4 years for homes with about 4-6 people

If it’s about time for your next septic system pump, our experienced technicians are available to help. Learn more about us by viewing our home page. We’re also now on Facebook. Call 512-258-4000 for more info and scheduling availability. Thank you!

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