Septic tanks are rarely on our minds. We all have busy lives, and if we wonder about our septic tank, it’s usually not until we experience backing up in our toilets, or receive a notice from the city of Spokane about routine maintenance.

Septic tanks are better left to the experts, but every homeowner should be aware of how often they should have their septic tank pumped. Septic tank maintenance is crucial to keeping your water fresh, and to preventing costly reinstallation. 

So, how often should you have your septic tank pumped? 

It depends on your tank, but on average, septic tanks need to be pumped every 3-5 years. It’s possible that your septic tank needs to be pumped more frequently. If this is the case, this will usually be discussed when you purchase your property. However, if you’re not quite sure when your septic tank was last pumped, or you think something might be wrong, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are a full service septic company offering a wide range of septic services.

Septic tank pumping ensures that dangerous chemicals don’t get into your drinking water, and that you don’t experience any embarrassing issues such as backing up. Also, if your septic tank isn’t properly maintained, you could end up paying a significant amount of money for reinstallation. 

Are you due for septic pumping? Not sure? Have a stinky situation on your hands? Give us a call today and we’ll perform a thorough 19-point inspection to ensure there aren’t any potential problems lurking. If you end up needing help with your septic system, we offer free estimates.

If you’ve received a renewable notice from the city of Spokane, we will take of filling it out and mailing it back for you once the job is complete.

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