Curious about septic tanks? Let us answer your questions!
At Tampa Septic, we know many of our clients have questions about their septic systems, and we love helping you find the answers! One component we frequently get asked about is the septic tank. Here are three common questions our clients have.
- What size septic tank does my house need? There are several factors to consider, including how many people live in the home and whether or not you have large-volume tubs or other features that would produce large quantities of wastewater. While the minimum recommendation for an average two-bedroom house is a 1,000-gallon tank, you should always trust a professional septic company to calculate the exact size system you need. The company installing the system will be able to help you calculate the right size tank to meet your needs and handle the waste you will produce.
- How often should I have my septic tank pumped? Household septic tanks should be pumped every three to five years, although some properties may require more frequent emptying depending on the size of the tank and how much waste it handles. Some signs that it is time to pump your system include toilets that are slow to flush or continuously back up and pipes that gurgle or drain slowly. You can also tell it’s time to pump your system if the grass around your system is suddenly extraordinarily lush and green, since the waste backup can act as a fertilizer. A septic system will also produce gases like methane and carbon dioxide, so if you notice a strong odor of sewage on your property, you should call a professional to pump the system as soon as possible.
- What should I do if I suspect my septic tank is damaged? Call a professional immediately. A malfunctioning septic system can cause significant damage to your home and property, so as soon as you suspect something is wrong, contact a professional who can assess the system and make repairs as necessary.
If you are a Brooksville, Florida resident looking for a reliable septic company that will answer all your septic tank questions and provide top-quality service, give us a call today!
At Tampa Septic, we offer Septic tanks in Tampa, Odessa, Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Brandon, Spring Hill, Zephyrhills, Plant City, Dade City, Brooksville, Lake Wales, Thonotosassa, Wesley Chapel, and Ridge Manor, Florida.