Does Your Septic Tank Need Pumping?
A conventional tank’s contents consists of wastewater (watery sewage effluent and a floating scum layer) and sludge that settles on the bottom. Whether the tank needs pumping or not can be determined by the scum and sludge layers, that is, when the volume occupied by the free liquid in between them is too small and the drainage takes place too slowly.
Septic pumping is not something that should be ignored. Septic waste needs to be pumped out to avoid major problems with your property. Making sure an appropriate amount of time in between pumping operations has passed can be achieved by either trying to keep a schedule for the pumping or by having the levels of the sludge and scum layers measured on a regular basis.
Homeowners must keep in mind that a critical step in septic system care is the cleaning of the tank itself, because this operation extends the life of the septic field. We serve Kelowna, Pentiction, and Vernon. For more details, call 250-765-0999