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How often do I need to pump my septic tank?

Every year
4%
Every 2-4 years
31%
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 104 votes): As-needed basis.

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
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: Septic tanks should be checked for buildup every 1 to 3 years until you can get on a predictable pumping schedule. Most septic tanks need pumping every 3 to 5 years. How often depends on the size of the tank, the number of people in the household, and the amount and type of solids entering the tank.
Scheidt Home Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: Septic tank pumping frequency depends on use and tank size.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: This depends on tank size, family size, and whether a garbage disposal is being used. Best thing to do is to evaluate your situation and either contact a professional or look it up online.
Keller Williams Atlantic Shore
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: usually every 3 yrs. Before purchasing a home with a septic tank, it is always good to have it inspected and the level known.
Hudson Real Estate
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Ask your professional septic tank specialist
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: it depends on the size of the house, number of occupants, etc. and I would recommend speaking to a septic system installer or the local government.
Contractors Corp.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: This depends on several factors . Size of tank and how many people are living in home
At Ease Home Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: The septic system should be pumped according to the recommended frequency that you have discussed with your septic expert. If you have two people living in your home, the septic system should be pumped out every 3 years, If you have a maximum of 5 people, the septic tank should be pumped every 2 years.
Master Building Inspectors
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Not much of an issue here in our area.
Rodeo Realty
ProMatcher
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
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: It's always good to be proactive on this integral function of your home. The frequency would depend on the usaqe. A septic professional could give great insight to you for your specific circumstance.
Reece Nichols-Mary Wilcox
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Every 2-4 years
Explanation: The actual gap between pumping depends on the size of the septic tank, the number of people living in the home, and whether you use a garbage disposal or not.
A Balance Home Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: Pumping is based on usage, capacity, and local regulations. Therefore, there is no EXACT answer.
Keller Williams Realty
ProMatcher
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
Answer: As-needed basis
Explanation: There is no tried and true formula for septic pumping due to the size of the tank,fields,and composition of daily input.
Certipro Home Inspections
ProMatcher
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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