How often should my septic system be pumped?

Keep these factors in mind:

  • Pumping is generally required every two to three years. The frequency varies, however, based on the following:
    • the number of people using it.
    • whether there are garbage disposal systems.
    • if there are individuals who are on strong medications that kill the bacteria.
  • The septic system will be damaged if you wait until it backs up. Regular maintenance is essential.
  • Some companies claim to sell products that will eliminate the need to pump your system. Biological or chemical additives will, in the end, result in a much higher price tag. There is no replacement for a professional!