How Often Should You Clean Your Septic Tank

We here at Freedom Septic Service, Inc. of Sykesville, Maryland, know that poop happens, and you don’t want to deal with it. So we do. Do you want to know why we’re called “Freedom?” It’s because we liberate your septic tank from the shackles of poop waste build-up and more. It’s a dirty, honestly disgusting job—the kind you wouldn’t want to do. So there’s freedom for you to hire our service to pump your septic tank out, making it spic-and-span and ready for the next couple months or years of poop, poop, poop.

Wow, did you just read that? That’s a lot of poop in one sentence, and can you imagine how much poop has accumulated in your septic tank. You don’t even want to think about it! You pay us to think about it and clean that sucker out!

About one-third of Americans have a septic system, and if you go to their side or backyards, you’ll notice an especially green patch of grass where their poop essentially and eventually helps fertilize the soil. Underneath or near that green patch is a septic tank, holding all the crap flushed down toilets and sinks and tubs, from hair to poop and then some. Heavy stuff called sludge sinks to the bottom. The top has a layer of scum. In the middle you’d find gray water, which is allowed to seep out of the tank into the drain or leach field—that’s why you’ll see a vibrant green patch near the tank; it’s where the gray water’s organic material acts as fertilizer and blah, blah, blah. You get the picture.

What you really want to know is just one simple thing: how often does the septic tank need to be pumped out? We here at Freedom Septic Service, Inc. recommend you have your septic tank pumped every 2 years for a family of 4. Has yours been pumped lately? If not, it’s time!

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