January 07, 2016 by

Regular septic system maintenance can save you from hazardous situations, as well as wasted time and money. One aspect of keeping your system working efficiently is routine septic system pumping. Pumping your septic system removes the buildup of sludge and scum from your septic tank. Without pumping every 3 to 5 years (or more frequently in some cases), you run the risk of a sluggish system, clogs, odors and even backups. The key is to work with a professional to determine a pumping schedule, so your septic system stays in peak condition.

When to Pump your Septic System

You’ll want a septic system pumping if you notice any of the issues above, unless upon inspection other issues are identified. An expert from Roto-Rooter in Victorville, CA can evaluate your system and let you know if it’s time for the build up to go. The biggest deciding factors for how often you should pump are the number of people in your household and the capacity of your septic tank.

When NOT to Pump your Septic System

Most people don’t stop to think about when you shouldn’t pump your system, but the experts at Roto-Rooter of the High Desert understand there are times you need to wait or inspect first. These usually occur after any flooding from storms, when a septic tank is old or fragile or when the sludge level is low and the scum layer minimal. Also, our professionals understand that your septic system should be inspected and tested first.

How Your Septic System Works

Septic systems are built of several components. It is comprised of drain pipes, a tank and a drainfield. When working efficiently, wastewater goes through a sewer drain pipe to the tank. In the tank waste is separated, and sludge and scum remain in the tank. Effluent flows to the drainfield and released below ground. You can care for your system by understanding what you can and can’t put in your septic system, and by also using Roto-Rooter’s different plumbing products. Regular maintenance and inspection is another essential part of care.

The High Desert Septic Experts

Have your septic system pumped by the Victorville, CA experts. Our team at Roto-Rooter of the High Desert proudly offers professional septic pumping services. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, call us at (760) 245-2947.