- Do I know where my septic tank is?
- How long has it been since i got it pumped?
- Is there a clean-out on my septic tank or is there a lid/is it exposed?
This question is a bit like onions or ogres, there are layers too it. There’s layers in your septic tank too, the most important is the layer of bacteria that decomposes the rest of the stuff. Sometimes you could have a big tank with a healthy layer of decomposition, in that case, you may never have to call us out to pump your system. On the flip side, you could have a smaller tank and have an unhealthy layer of decomposition, in that case it is recommended that you pump at least once every 3 years. This is because when it comes to your septic system, its better to be safe than sorry (you probably know why, 💩).
This is a common occurrence when it comes to back-ups. If you are consistently having back-ups then you may have a main line problem. We may suggest rodding or auguring the line to see if we can get through before we pumped again. Of course it is always up to you but if we are consistently out there pumping and not getting much, its most likely your main line and it is better for you to start putting your money towards that.