How often do you have your septic tank pumped and cleaned? If you are a new homeowner in Manlius, NY, perhaps you never have. You may wonder why septic tank pumping is even necessary. The simple reason is that as your septic tank works, it separates waste by weight. The heaviest waste drops to the bottom of your tank and can create a solid layer. The more that layer builds up, the less effective the system will be at filtering the liquid waste that goes through the tank.

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How Often Does Your Septic Tank Need Pumping?

Typically, your septic tank can go about three to five years before getting full enough that you need to pump it. However, there are situations where you may want to opt for septic tank pumping in Manlius, NY, sooner than that. These situations can include:

  • Increased waste production in your home
  • Caustic chemicals that kill off your tank’s healthy bacteria
  • Flooding
  • Damage to your septic system

Problems That Can Occur If You Don't Pump Your Septic Tank When It's Full

So, what happens if you never pump your septic tank? If your septic tank gets full, it will eventually overflow, which can be disastrous for your home.

First of all, you will probably know right away because the smell will be unbearable. Second, the overflow can contaminate the groundwater around your home. This is a very serious problem. Bad bacteria, nitrogen and phosphorous in your septic wastewater can make you and everyone around you sick and even presents a danger to pets and gardens. In addition, you may find yourself with some very unhappy neighbors if you have a septic tank overflow.

Once it happens, cleaning up the problem can be very costly, unpleasant and time-consuming. You can avoid all this with regular septic tank maintenance and septic tank pumping.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse for Septic Pumping in Manlius Today

When it is time for septic pumping, it is time to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse. We offer friendly, respectful, professional plumbing technicians who know septic systems inside and out. You will appreciate a licensed plumber who is certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing-related project, who can inspect your tank and let you know what is required to make sure it continues running properly.

We will give you an upfront pricing estimate so you know what to expect, and when we proceed, we will pump your tank quickly, safely and efficiently so you can relax knowing your septic tank will be running at peak performance.

We are happy to schedule a septic tank pumping, cleaning or inspection at your convenience. We work off-hours so that we can be there for you when you need us. If you think your septic tank may be getting full, contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing for quick and professional septic pumping in Manlius, NY.

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