Why Pump

You have a septic system and now you’re wondering why you need to have your septic tank pumped. Maybe it has been years since you have had it done, or you are unsure of how long it has been.

Speedie Sewer & Septic Cleaning is here to help you keep your septic out of sight and out of mind. Your septic system needs to be pumped and maintained to eliminate costly and messy backups.

Septic systems are designed to recycle the wastewater produced in your home or business back into the environment. Without proper maintenance of your system it can be dangerous for your family, pose a threat to public health or the environment, and affect neighboring property owners.

The two components of the septic system are a septic tank and a septic field which is sometimes called a leaching bed or a tile bed.

When the system is working properly the naturally occurring bacteria break down the sludge and the scum.

The solids in the system that cannot be broken down settle to the bottom of the tank and must be pumped out regularly to ensure that the system continues to function. Any liquid in the tank flows out of the tank into a network of underground pipes that drain into the septic field or the tile bed. Naturally occurring ‘good’ bacteria in the ground break down harmful chemicals and bad bacteria removing impurities and returning the cleaner water to the ground for further filtering by the soil.

Without pumping the tank regularly and having it inspected, you will have no knowledge of the condition of your existing septic system.

How often your septic tank should be cleaned depends on the size of the tank at your home or business and the number of people using the building. To determine how frequently you should be pumping the septic tank, generally speaking, tanks should be inspected regularly and pumped every 2-4 years as required.
The amount of water used and the volume of solids in the wastewater will also be determining factors. Speedie Sewer & Septic Cleaning will help you understand the pumping frequency based on all your criteria. You will only have to figure it out once for future reference.

Top 3 Reasons to Pump Now

1- Avoid costly repairs in the future with proper maintenance.
2- Keep your family and the environment safe by preventing harmful pathogens and bacteria from entering the water table.
3- It’s as simple as a phone call or email and you may not remember to do it later. Go on, call us now, or email us at sspeedie@aol.com

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