If you’re moving into a home with a septic tank, you likely want to have it pumped out before or shortly after you move in. Septic tank pump outs are relatively simple procedures that need to be done every few years to ensure the system works properly. If you don’t get your system pumped out in a timely manner, you may deal with bad smells, slow drains, and waste backups.
Instead, reach out to a service offering septic tank pump outs at least every three to five years.
If the previous homeowners aren’t sure about when they last had the septic tank pumped, you’re going to want to have it pumped no matter what. A local septic service should be able to handle the job well. Even if the previous homeowners don’t know where the lid to the tank is, the septic professionals can find it by prodding the ground with a special tool.
Once they find the access point for the tank, they simply use their vacuum pump truck to empty it. The hoses on these trucks are very long, but they may have to drive on your lawn if your tank is far away from the road or your driveway.