York County Septic Tank Services
At RiverView Mechanical, we know you have many options for septic tank pumping, maintenance, and installation. However, we’re the hometown company you can count on for same-day service, fair, upfront prices, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Our technicians are licensed and insured, and our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We’re committed to giving you outstanding customer service from start to finish.
York County Septic Tank Pumping
One of the most common questions we get from new homeowners who are inexperienced with septic tank upkeep is, “How often should I get my septic tank pumped?” And the answer is always, “It depends.”
While some general guidelines say you should pump out your septic tank every two to five years, the truth is that the frequency depends on many factors, which we’ll get into.
The first thing to consider is how big your septic tank is. Most tanks are either 1,000 or 2,000 gallons, but you can call a septic system service to inspect it and let you know if you’re unsure which size you have.
The tank size affects the pumping frequency. For example, if you have a large family that produces a lot of waste, a small one requires more frequent pumping than a larger one. Typically, the more people using the system, the more regularly you’ll have to pump the tank.
Another factor to consider is what you put into the system. The types of soaps, cleaners, and chemicals also affect the tank’s cleaning schedule. Some chemicals you pour down the drain can kill the bacteria that break down waste solids, requiring you to empty the tank more frequently.
If you’re new to using a septic system and want more information, call one of our experts for a consultation!