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Your septic tank is very important; after all, you need it to store and process your household waste. But just like any of your home’s systems, it needs to be maintained to work like it should. While many people don’t call for septic tank cleaning until they notice foul smells or sewage overflows, calling for this service should really be done in advance of a problem. So how often do you need to schedule septic tank pumping at your home? While every home is different, DLC Septic Systems has some general guidelines that can help you avoid the mess.

Know your average cleaning schedule

In general, most septic tanks need to be cleaned every three to five years. Pumping keeps your waste from overflowing in your yard or backing up into your home. Failing to properly clean your tank can also lead to a need to replace the entire system, which can be very expensive. While you will have to pay a fee for the cleaning, it’s definitely less than the cost of repairs or replacement. Plus, it’s an expense you can plan for.

Factor in your tank size

The average cleaning schedule is just that – an average. The size of your tank and the number of people in your household affect how often you will need these services. Tanks that hold 750 gallons need cleanings every one to four years; 1000-gallon tanks need cleanings once every one to six years, and 1250-gallon tanks need to be cleaned approximately every two to eight years.

Of course, the best way to find out how often your tank really needs pumping is to speak with a local septic company. Experienced technicians will conduct an inspection of your tank and advice you on how often you need septic tank cleaning.

A clean septic tank means fewer hassles for your family. Don’t forget to get yours tidied up. Contact DLC Septic Systems for septic tank pumping services today!