January 08, 2016 by

Regular maintenance is essential for anything to perform at its best. Since your septic system is a hard-working part of your home, it’s crucial for you to make sure it’s functioning properly. One way to ensure its efficiency is to make septic tank cleaning a part of your home’s upkeep routine.

How Often Should you Schedule Septic Tank Cleanings?  

There is a lot of confusion around how often a septic tank should be cleaned; unfortunately, there is no simple answer. The best approach is to contact a professional cleaning service and have them take a look. Our septic system experts at Roto-Rooter of the High Desert, which serves Victorville, CA and the surrounding area, can assess your system and let you know whether an immediate cleaning is necessary. We will also gather information that is helpful in determining how often you may need tank cleaning. Many factors will play a role in your home’s individual needs. For example, the number of people in your household, the frequency of use, the size of your system and the age of the septic tank all can affect how often your tank will need cleaning. In general, a tank should be cleaned every 3 to 5 years.

The Septic Tank Cleaning Process

When done correctly, septic tanks are cleaned in a way that is both environmentally friendly and safe. Roto-Rooter uses the right tools and disposes the waste through the proper professional channels.

Septic tanks gather the waste water from your home. Inside the tank it begins to separate into sludge, scum and effluence. Some of this septage will exit into your drain field and act as a great fertilizer; however, the other stuff will need periodic removal. Although your system may not need to be pumped every year, it should be inspected each year. This regular maintenance can help prevent major issues, which can lead to costly problems.

Septic tank cleaning involves pumping out the buildup of sludge and scum. Once pumped with the right tools, the waste will be taken to a proper disposal facility.

Maximizing Efficiency

Roto-Rooter will work with you to maximize the efficiency of your septic system in Victorville, CA. In addition to performing your regular inspections and maintenance, we can also provide you with products like Roto-Rooter Pipe Shield, RootX and Roto-Rooter Septic Treatment. These can help keep your system healthier in-between cleanings.