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Your septic tank takes care of some pretty important business. It’s a very complex system, but one that works well most of the time. However, when your septic tank does have a problem, some unpleasant trouble is inevitable. This is why septic tank pumping is so important. But what exactly happens during this process? DLC Septic Systems has the answers you’re looking for.

What is septic tank pumping?

Your septic tank system uses bacteria to convert solid waste to liquid waste. Over time, the tank will get full. One thing you definitely don’t want to happen is for the tank to overflow. This is why pumping is necessary. Septic tank cleaning clears out the waste and puts a stop to potential overflows – if you do it proactively. If you wait until the tank is overflowing to have it pumped, you’ll probably have a mess in your yard or your bathrooms.

How does it work?

The pumping process is rather simple. First, a septic cleaning company will come by your home to inspect your tank. Next, they will lower a vacuum down into it. The vacuum will begin to suck up the waste. As the vacuum takes in the liquid waste, the crew will use tools to break down any solid waste, pushing it towards the pump. The process continues until your tank is completely emptied out.

Why is it important?

If you neglect to pump your septic tank on a regular basis, the waste that’s inside will build up. This buildup can lead to the clogging of the drain lines that extend out from your tank. When this happens, you won’t just be dealing with overflows. You may face costly repairs.

Do you need septic tank pumping in the Rock Hill, SC area? Don’t wait – call DLC Septic Systems today. Let us keep your tank working as it should.