There are varying opinions about how often a homeowner should have the contents of their home's septic tank pumped out. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a healthy, functional system may only need to be pumped at three- to five-year intervals. But many factors can create the need for more frequent pumping or other forms of maintenance, including the development of conditions that should be considered an emergency situation.
- The idea of losing something as large as a septic system seems almost comical, but it's not as strange as you'd think. The large portion of these tanks are located below ground and some contractors install them in a manner such that no part is visible above ground. Some homeowners actually prefer this since they consider these tanks unsightly. If you buy such a property, you may find it hard to know where the septic tank is.
- When it's time to clean up, you might be tempted to rent a full-sized dumpster. After all, with such a large dumpster, you won't have to worry about not having enough space. However, there are many reasons why a mini dumpster rental might be the better option for your project. Mini Dumpsters Look Better A full-sized dumpster can be unsightly and can take up a lot of space. They can be very inconvenient.
- If you own a home with a septic tank system, you will have to pay for maintenance at some point. However, no one said that maintenance must be costly. There are several things you can do to keep your cost more manageable, here are some of them. Don't Skip Pumping You must commit to a regular pumping schedule. All septic tanks have a storage capacity. When you do not have the tank pumped as required, it will eventually overfill.
- If you endured a long, wet winter, it's time to give your septic tank some much-needed tender loving care. This is particularly true if your septic field has been under a layer of ice and snow for much of the winter. The added pressure of the snow-pack could have really wreaked havoc on your septic system. To make sure your septic system is ready for spring, here are some maintenance tips you'll want to follow.