As a general rule of thumb, septic tanks should be cleaned approximately every 3 years. However, the more people you have living in your home and using the system, the more often you will need to clean the tank.
Although it’s said that waiting for signs that your toilets and drains have begun to slow is a good indicator that it’s time to have your septic tank pumped, waiting too long could result in your plumbing getting backed up. This could manifest itself in the presence of wastewater pushing its way to the surface.
Every situation is unique. Contact a septic system professional in your area for a better idea on determining the recommended frequency of your septic system cleanings.
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