Is your septic tank not functioning as it normally does? Are your sinks draining more slowly? These can signal you need your septic tank cleaned or pumped by a professional. Call our experts at Capital City Septic Services for appointments in Tallahassee, FL. We offer straightforward pricing and guarantee our contractors are licensed and insured.
When your septic tank malfunctions, call us for maintenance and repairs in Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Franklin, and Gadsden counties.
What’s the Difference Between Cleaning & Pumping?
When your septic tank stops working properly, you may be referred for cleaning or pumping services. What’s the difference between these, and which services do you need? Some key differences are:
- Pumping: This involves an expert taking a giant hose and putting it into the septic tank. This will suck up liquid, solids, and sludge floating at the top. It will prevent sludge from settling at the bottom of the tank. You should have your unit pumped every 1 to 3 years.
- Cleaning: Instead of sucking solids and sludge at the top of the tank, in cleaning services the water is drained from the tank and everything stuck to the bottom is removed.
When Is the Time to Have Your Septic Tank Pumped
Our experts recommend having your septic tank pump every 1 to 3 years. How often your system needs to be serviced can depend on many factors, including the size of your household and home. Other factors to consider are:
- How often do you use your garbage disposal.
- If you put non-septic-friendly materials in the drain.
- How often do you have guests at your house.
- If there is a sewage ejector pump connected to the septic system.
- If there is a water softener connected to the septic tank.
- How much laundry your household does.
Do you need drain field repairs? Schedule services with our experts in the Florida Panhandle.
Why You Need To Have Your Septic Tank Cleaned Regularly
It’s essential to have your septic tank cleaned by professionals regularly. Failure to do this can result in:
- Slow drains
- Pooling water in the drain field
- Bad odors near the tank or your plumbing system
- Backing up of your system, leading to flooding.
- Contaminated water