How Often Should I Empty My Septic Tank
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How Often Should I Empty My Septic Tank?
When it comes to maintaining your septic tank, everyone seems to have their own ideas. Here is a guideline on when you should empty your septic tank.
Septic tanks need to be emptied regularly. They do not clean and maintain themselves so it’s your responsibility to do so. The frequency will depend on the size of the tank and how often it’s used. A typical tank for residential use can take around 3,000 litres.
These tanks need to be emptied at least once a year. if it’s a smaller tank, it may need to be emptied more often. It also depends on the number of people who lives in the house or property. Septic tanks are ideal for areas where there is no connection to the local sewage system. It also means that you won’t be liable for any sewage fees. But you will be responsible for maintaining the tank.
Septic tanks are often preferred over cesspools. They work to treat the waste, rather than just simply storing it like a cesspool does. But the choice you make will depend on the space you have available.
Septic tanks should be emptied by a professional. It can be very dangerous to handle these tanks and you can even incur a fine if you empty them by yourself. A licensed contractor will keep records and ensure that waste is disposed of properly.
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