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Are You Overdue for a Septic Pumping?

Are You Overdue for a Septic Pumping? Pumping your septic tank is something you should do before trouble starts. Too often people wait until they see issues to request help. Preventative maintenance, such as septic pumping, saves you time and money in the long-term. The benefits of routine maintenance far outweigh the consequences of a last-minute scramble.

Having your septic tank pumped is a comprehensive and worthwhile process. At Wind River Environmental, we check the tank levels for any issues, empty it completely, clean the filter, and check the components are working properly. The service we provide ensures you rest easy knowing that your system is clean and safe until your next pumping.

How long should you wait between septic pumping?

Typically, every couple of years. However, some septic systems may need to be pumped more frequently. There are a number of factors that go into this decision. This includes the number of people using the septic system and how often you’re doing laundry, flushing the toilet, etc. If you’ve been flushing products that are known to cause issues, this might also require more frequent pumping. Homes with garbage disposals should also pump more frequently than those without one.

Generally it’s worth it to err on the side of caution when it comes to preventative maintenance. In addition to the repairs needed to fix a failing septic system, these issues can also contribute to the contamination of groundwater. Not only does regular pumping help prevent these major problems, it’ll also increase the efficiency at which your septic system operates.

How do I know if I’m overdue?

Unfortunately, you usually won’t know until it’s too late. Septic systems backing up, odors, and ruined leaching fields are all warning signs that can arise if you’ve waited too long to have your tank pumped. Removing sludge and solids before they clog the soil is crucial for avoiding damage. If you’re unsure if your septic system is overdue, our experts can help you access when the right time for a pumping is.

Wind River Environmental offers our services year-round, so there’s no wrong time for preventative maintenance. Our service area includes major east coast cities, including Jacksonville, FLCharlotte, NC, and many more locations. If you’re interested in getting your septic tank pumped or are in need of any septic system services, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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