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
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
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