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Septic Cleaning and Pumping

How Often Should I Have My Septic Tank Pumped?

Commercial establishments with a septic system need to have their septic tanks pumped at least once or twice a year to ensure peak performance. Pumping your commercial septic tanks regularly prevents sewage from leaking and polluting the groundwater. Over time, sludge buildup can cause this contamination to occur, a schedule is the best prevention tool.

There may be times when you need to pump your septic tanks more frequently. For example, heavy rain can oversaturate the drain field, impeding the tanks from draining properly. If this happens, you would need to have your septic tanks pumped to keep your septic system in working order.

As commercial septic systems can differ greatly by size, it is important to speak with a septic services company that can provide you with a tailored regular maintenance schedule. Your commercial property will have different demands and needs than others, and our team at Southwaste can provide you with a pumping schedule that fits your requirements.


How often does a septic tank need to be pumped

Anywhere between once a year to once every 3 years; the schedule for septic tank cleaning varies greatly between households. There are several factors that determine how often your septic tank will require cleaning, including size of household, amount of wastewater generated, amount of solids going into the septic tank, and the size of the septic tank.

Maintaining your septic system will require more regular service if you have a garbage disposal or 4 or more people in your household.

Our team of septic service technicians will evaluate your consumption and use and advise how often you will need to have your septic tank cleaned.