Septic tank pumping is a big expense associated with owning a septic tank, so is there any way to reduce that cost? While it is possible to pump a septic tank yourself, it will likely not be done properly or cleanly. Due to the hazardous waste associated with septic tanks, the pumping should be left to professionals. Here are a few reasons why you should not attempt to pump your septic tank yourself, or at least without proper equipment.
- Insurance: If a professional makes a mistake and breaks something while on the job, they have insurance to pay for the damages they caused. If you are pumping your septic tank and break it in some way, it is on you to pay for.
- Truck and Equipment: The average person does not own the equipment to pump out a septic tank as well as a mobile tank to take the waste to a treatment facility. If you do pump your own septic tank you will have to transport the hazardous sludge to a treatment tank. Dumping it somewhere else is illegal due to the nature of the hazardous materials found in a septic tank.
- Potential Health Hazard: If you do not use the proper chemicals and pump it correctly you can cause serious health hazards in your own home. Hazardous material is not something to experiment with, so getting a trained professional to keep your home clean from this waste is worth the expense.
In the end, hiring a professional for septic tank pumping is worth the cost. Between the cost of labor, equipment, and disposal fees a professional septic tank pumping is money well spent.