Septic Tank Maintenance: Four Important Tips for Planning for Pumping

Regular pumping is essential for a septic tank. In general, solids build up in the wastewater container over time. Usually, when the waste in the tank is digested, the treated and safe effluent is released to a suitable drain field. The remaining sludge in the tank must be pumped out to prevent excessive build-up. If the solids are not removed, they will cause the tank to strain. Moreover, the material might begin flowing to the field or returning to the residential plumbing.