After purchasing a home with a septic tank, it's important to understand how to take care of it. A septic tank needs to be emptied out periodically. It's important to understand how the process works so you can better take care of your home.
The Fats and Grease on the Top Layer
A septic tank is designed to be filled with all sorts of fluids and solids. The top layer of your septic tank consists of fats and greases.
Pumping your septic tank is just a regular part of maintenance. It doesn't need to be done yearly; it depends on how big your tank is and how many people are using it. If you are unsure about how often you should get it pumped, a septic repair company can come to evaluate your tank and let you know when you should get it pumped. Pumping your septic tank may sound like it takes a long time, but it is a relatively quick process.