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How often do I need to pump my septic tank?

Every year
5%
Every 2-4 years
30%
Every 4-6 years
13%
Every 6-8 years
1%
Every 8-10 years
0%
As-needed basis
38%
Not sure
8%
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Question: How often do I need to pump my septic tank?
Top Answer (38% of 108 votes): As-needed basis.

Answer: Every year
Explanation: It is required to pump every year when a system is installed for the town to acknowledge the passed title V. Most people pump every 2 years which is standard.
Remax Platinum
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: This is an area for a specialist.
Pinkerton Inspection Agency LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I do not inspect tanks
Harris Business Professionals
ProMatcher
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: depends on many factors. The age of the system, usage and condition of the drain field. Frequent evaluation (every 6 mos.) is recommended for proper operation.
Michael Moffitt, Moffitt Property Inspections & Consulting
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: This would depend on usage.
L & R Septic Tank
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: Depending on how many people live in the house. More people, more frequently. Less people, less frequently.
Timberline Homes LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: A septic tank should be pumped out every 3-5 years to check for possible problems and preventative maintenance.
L&S Septic LLC
Answer: Every year
Explanation: f the tank is correctly sized for the property and number of residents...annually is often enough. When the property is transferring ownership it will be pumped to be inspected as the law in Wisconsin requires.
Keller Williams Realty
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: Depending on use,as needed
H&R PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS
ProMatcher
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: This would depend on many issues. The proper sizing of the tank, the usage and the condition of leach field.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: I STRONGLY recommend that all Buyers have a septic inspection done if the home they are considering buying has a private septic. In the state of Michigan, to the best of my knowledge there are VERY few counties that require the Seller to provide a "Point of Sale Inspection, in which case the Seller is responsible for the inspection. Macomb County is the only one that I am aware of, but that is always subject to change. There are some instances when homes have a shared septic and in those cases part of the association fee covers the maintenance and is not necessary for you to have it pumped. If the Buyer decides that they do not want a septic inspection done they are required to sign a waiver. The results of the inspection will reflect the over all functionality of the septic. They will then recommend the frequency/how often you should have the tank pumped. This will be determined by the number of people living in the home, usage, etc.
Real Living Kee Realty
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: The pumping question depends on your local codes. In our area, a brand new tank is good for 5 years before it needs to be pumped. A non-new tank must be pumped every 3 years. This is pretty typical. Tank monitoring will vary depending on your system.
Superior Inspection Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: Typically, a 1,500-gallon tank that is used by a family of four needs to be pumped after four years. If you use a garbage disposal and the tank size is smaller then more frequently. If used by fewer people then less frequently.
Moran Property Inspections
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: It is good to keep it active and use ridx, my dad use to through a dead rabbit in ours. I use yeast ever so often.
North State Inspections
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: Septic systems are not normally with in the scope of Home Inspections.
Kairos Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: This depends completely on size of tank and usage 2 people or 20 people will change a tanks expectancy. Consult a septic expert for precise information.
KF Home Sales @ Quality First Real Estate Group
Answer: Every 4-6 years
Explanation: septic company's in my area recommend every 5 yrs.
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: Consult with septic contractor.
Millyard Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: The frequency with which you need to pump a septic tank depends on the septic tank size as well as the family size using it. There are a few other attributing factors as well such as do you have a garbage disposal ot the kitchen sink. Typically, a 1,500 gallon tank serving a family of four needs to be pumped every four years. Further, most every septic system in the greater houston area needs to have a service contract with a septic company on file with the county in which your home lies. Failure to maintain this information with the county could result in fines.
Morrow Inspection Services, PLLC
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: This depends on the size of your tank and local ordinances.
John L. Scott - Lacey
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: Every two to four years is recommended. Depending on your system more frequent may be recommended by your septic company.
Best Choice Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: This will all depend on the size of the tank, and number of people supplying the tanks. After a couple of draining you can establish a pretty good timeline for when to have the septic tank serviced.
Look First Homes, LLC
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: Routine maintenance is a wonderful thing.
RE/MAX Realty Group
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: depends on what you throw down your sink, how many people use the toilet and if you regularly use a septic tank booster like ridx every season
Your Husband & Wife Real Estate Team with Charles Rutenberg Realty
ProMatcher
Answer: Every year
Explanation: Most septic tank companies recommend that you pump every year.
Myra Strickland Real Estate at KW
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: This depends on your tank size, family size, and how much of your wastewater is solid. For example: suppose your tank is 1,500 gallons, you've got four people in the family, and your solid waste is the average amount. Then you should pump your tank every 4 years.
Certified Real Estate Inspectors
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: This will vary by the amount of people that the system is serving.
RE/MAX Results
ProMatcher
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: Depends on the size of the tank & the amount of occupancy using they system.
Home Inspection Solutions
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: If you maintain a septic tank as well as regulate what actually goes into the it, you may never need to pump it out. Most home owners do not maintain them properly and they need to be pumped out on an "as needed" basis.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: If you maintain your septic tank and keep the bacteria bed alive and active, as well as regulate what actually goes into the septic tank, you may never need to pump it out. Most homes do not maintain them properly and they need to be pumped out on an "as needed" basis.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Every year
Explanation: A properly maintained system should be emptied once a year
A Better Choice Home Inspection, Co
Answer: Every 4-6 years
Explanation: Newer systems are recommended to have pumped out every 5 years.
Your Home Property Consultants
Answer: Every 4-6 years
Explanation: A family of four.
Bayshore Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: Every 4-6 years
Explanation: Should be evaluated and pumped every 3 to 5 years.
Eagles Eye Home Inspection,LLC
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: That is very important, been running into a lot of failed septic here latley
Coldwell Banker
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: Depends on how many people live in the home.
Saunders & Associates
ProMatcher
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: Septic tanks are not included in a home inspection. This is usually performed by a licensed septic professional. The frequency of pumping the tank varies with the system size, type, and the amount of people living in a home.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: It will depend on the size of your septic tank and how many people are living in your home.
MJ Services
Answer: Every year
Explanation: it should be once a year but it also depends on how many people live in the home,This keeps the life of the septic system longer.
EA Realty LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: Average.
ATM Home Inspection
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: Depending on the size of the storage tank.
iInspect
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: deoending in the tank size, every other year is great, some tank sizes require more.
JKM Home Inspections
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