Factors determining when to pump septic tank
Septic tanks are normally installed in the sewer system to help in separating large insoluble particles that settle on the floor of the tank and sewer water. Eventually, the solid particles often accumulate on the tank floor calling for septic tank pumping. However, the big question is when to pump septic tank.
There are several factors that determine the frequency of pumping your septic tank which includes.
The septic tank capacity- the size of your septic tank plays a significant role in determining how long it takes before your septic tank gets pumped. If you have a small septic tank, it gets full quickly thus calling for frequent pumping. A septic huge tank, on the other hand, has a high holding capacity thus it take long before getting full thus you may not require pumping it often.
The amount of waste water drained into the septic tank on a daily basis- the amount of water drained into the septic tank is highly influenced by the number of individuals living in your household. If you have a large family, then the amount of raw water drained into your septic tank is relatively higher than a home with fewer individuals.
Percentage to pump septic tank ?
The quantity of insoluble materials in the raw water drained in the septic tank- the solid in your sewer water can be classified into three broad categories which includes
-Biodegradable solids- these are solid like feces that dissolve is sewage water fast
-Partial biodegradable- these are organic materials such as toilet paper and newspapers that take some time before getting dissolved in septic water.
-Non-biodegradable- these are inorganic materials such as plastics bags and plastic bottles that do not dissolve in septic water.
Thus reducing the amount of Partial biodegradable and Non-biodegradable will highly reduce the solid materials settling in your septic tank. It is recommended that you should pump your septic tank before the solid materials in the tank increase beyond 30% of the tank capacity.