Sarratt Septic

How often should I pump my septic tank?

The regulators of various States generally say to pump your tank every 3-5 years.

North Carolina trained me to say every 3 years.

And some septic pumpers will tell you to pump every 2 years—I wonder why at $200-$500+ a pop?

However, if you monitor your scum and sludge levels you can zero in on precisely when to pump your tank.

Monitoring your scum and sludge levels is normal, standard, homeowner maintenance.

You should be doing this yearly.

Do I really need to check my tank's scum and sludge levels every single year?

It depends on how much you use your septic tank.

If it is a vacation home I would check it every other year.

But for most households, you should check your scum and sludge levels every year.

The process takes about 30 minutes.

Sarratt Septic

Serving Western North Carolina,
Charlotte & The Foothills
and The Inner & Outer Banks

Ph 828-447-5184