Why Septic Tank Pumping Is Necessary


Busy Bee Septic and Excavating LLC removes solid waste that accumulates in the septic tank over time. The waste includes feces, slowly biodegradable organic solids such as toilet paper and kitty litter, as well as fats, oils and grease. These solids float in the tank and can overflow into the absorption field, clogging drain lines and causing wastewater to back up into the house. The septic tank must be pumped on a regular basis to prevent this waste buildup and protect the integrity of the septic system.

Keep Your System Running Smoothly: Septic Tank Pumping by Busy Bee Septic and Excavating LLC

A common warning sign of a septic tank that is overdue for pumping is slow draining. Whenever water leaves your home it flows into the septic tank, where it is separated from other household waste and sewage. When the septic tank fills with septage, odor-causing gases have nowhere to go and can waft out of drains and into the yard. This is not only gross but it can also be dangerous because breathing in sewage gas can cause sickness and discomfort.

Keeping up with routine septic tank pumping prevents the solid waste from reaching a critical level and reducing the risk of expensive repairs to the septic system and drain fields. In addition, it can help to prevent clogs, backups and environmental contamination.

A septic system is an essential component of the plumbing in a residential home, but it can get clogged or fail prematurely when owners neglect proper maintenance. Taking proactive steps, such as mapping out the location of the septic tank and other system components, can prevent damaging the equipment when doing yard work or construction. You can also help to preserve the lifespan of your septic system by encouraging everyone in your household to only flush human waste, toilet paper and kitty litter and by limiting water usage.

Busy Bee Septic and Excavating LLC
114 Houston St, Maybrook, NY 12543, United States