4 Ways To Prepare For A Septic Tank Pumping

If you own a septic tank, you are going to want to make sure you get the septic tank pumped every few years. Before the septic tank pumping team shows up, there are a few things you can do to help get ready for their visit.

Way #1: Know Where Your Septic Tank Is Located

A surprising number of individuals do not know where their septic tank is actually located. Although the septic professionals can help you find the location of your septic tank, the process will go a lot smoother if you already know where your septic tank is located.

If you are not sure of the location, it is time to get out the plans for your house and your septic tank; these plans should show you where the tank is located. If you can't find the plans, visit your local planning commission, as permits that detailed the location of the tank would have been filed when the tank was installed.

Knowing exactly where the tank is located, or having blueprints of where the tank is located, will make the job of the septic tank professionals go easier.

Way #2: Clean Up Around Your Septic Tank

Once you know where your septic tank is located, you are going to want to clean up around the septic tank. The septic tank team is going to have to remove the cover of the septic tank. You don't want yard debris to fall into the tank when the cover is removed.

Rake up any leaves or other debris in your yard. If you have mulch or small rocks covering the area where your septic tank is located, remove them from the area. Minimize the risk of yard debris getting into the septic tank by cleaning up around it.

Way #3: Move Your Vehicles

The septic tank crew is going to bring in a truck with a pump and storage tank on it. They are going to have to run a long tube from the truck to your septic tank.

They need to get as close to the septic tank as possible with the truck. Move your vehicles and any other object that may be in the way, so that the septic pumping crew can get as close as possible to the tank.

Way #4: Put Your Animals Away

If you have any cats, dogs, or other animals that usually roam around, while the septic crew is present, put the animals in your house, garage, or animal kennel.

Having animals roam around puts the safety of the septic tank personnel at risk as they clean your septic tank and puts your animals at risk as well. You don't want any person or animal to fall into the tank, which can happen if pets are allowed to freely roam.

When it comes to preparing to have your septic tank pumped, make sure you know where your tank is located, and clear up the area around the septic tank lid. Move your vehicles so the crew can get their truck as close to the septic tank as possible.

Put your animals away so the crew can have a distraction-free and safe work environment. Ask the crew you hired if there is anything else you can do to prepare for their visit.

For more information about septic services, contact a company like Autry's Backhoe & Septic Service.