A septic tank is an important part of any home. It helps contain waste and disposes of it properly.
That’s why septic tank pumping should be done at least once every year. Failure to do it brings problems such as:
- A Toilet that Doesn’t Flush
Continuous use of a full septic tank leads to an overflow of waste, which causes your toilet not to flush. If it does, it will flush slowly and will expose the waste. The gross part is, you might have to clean up human waste and sewer water.
- Slow Drainage
A fully-functional septic tank drains away any waste as soon as it’s deposited. A septic tank that is overdue for septic tank pumping is a disaster waiting to happen. It’s only a matter of time before your home is flooded with dirty water and waste.
- Health Hazard
Raw sewage is heavily concentrated. When it’s contained in the septic tank, it can cause no harm. When it’s released into the atmosphere, it’s harmful for several reasons: first, it will affect your health and that of your loved ones. Second, it can cause some serious damage.
- Septic Tank Replacement
Continuous building up of solid waste causes clogs that greatly affect water usage. If you neglect your tank for too long, most times, not even septic tank pumping can save it. You’ll need to replace it and this is quite a costly affair.