The Importance of Pumping Your Septic Tank

by | Sep 7, 2020 | Septic Pumping, Sump Pump Installation & Repair | 0 comments

The Importance of Pumping Your Septic TankAfter nearly six decades in the business of servicing septic systems, Dan’s Plumbing and Septic is confident about sharing how important it is to pump your septic tank on a regular basis. Conventional wisdom states that a septic tank should be pumped and cleaned every three to five years. Of course, that range is provided because every home that has a septic tank places different demands on it. If your family is conscious of the amount of water you use and are attentive to toilet use, you can probably have your septic tank pumped closer to the five-year mark. But even if you are conscious of water use, if you have a large family, your septic tank will almost certainly be used more. In this case, you may be wise to have your tank pumped more often to avoid serious problems.

Common Signs It Is Time To Have Your Septic Tank Pumped

There are some common signs that your septic tank needs to be pumped. Those signs include:

The smell of sewage coming from toilets and sinks or outside of your home.
Drain clogs. If your toilet fails to flush thoroughly, it could be a sign that your septic tank needs to be pumped.
Overflows. If toilets or sinks back up and overflow, or if you have standing water in your yard, it may be that the cause is that your septic tank is too full.
If you notice that patches of your lawn are greener and lusher, it could be that your lawn is receiving the nutrient-rich overflow from a too-full septic tank.

Tips for Taking Care of your Septic Tank

If you recently moved into your house and do not have extensive experience with septic systems, it is important to become familiar with the do’s and don’ts of septic tanks so that you can maximize the amount of time in-between septic tank checkups. For example, it is important to know that hair—whether human or pet hair—will not decompose in a septic system. Hair can therefore create problems for your septic system. You will need to take precautions to limit the amount of hair that ends up in your septic tank.

It is also generally accepted that a mix of baking soda and vinegar can help to prevent clogs in your septic system, so you may want to add such items to your home budget. Similarly, it is generally acceptable to use small amounts of bleach-based cleaners in your home, but it is not recommended that you ever use common drain cleaners.

Professional Septic Tank Maintenance

Taking precautions like these will help you maintain the health of your septic system. However, when you need professional assistance with a septic problem or a routine pumping, call us at 763-434-6814.

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Customer Testimonials

"I have been a loyal customer of Dans Sewer Service for nearly two decades for the simple reason of extraordinary customer service. I call and the response is immediate, professional, and geared to accommodate my schedule. Dan handles all the paperwork for the mandatory inspection required by the State every three years, is respectful of my lawn and landscape when providing pumping services, and is friendly and courteous. I do not even think of calling someone else when I need assistance or services for my septic system."


— Nyle, Blaine, MN

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2020-05-22T11:30:10-05:00
"I have been a loyal customer of Dans Sewer Service for nearly two decades for the simple reason of extraordinary customer service. I call and the response is immediate, professional, and geared to accommodate my schedule. Dan handles all the paperwork for the mandatory inspection required by the State every three years, is respectful of my lawn and landscape when providing pumping services, and is friendly and courteous. I do not even think of calling someone else when I need assistance or services for my septic system." — Nyle, Blaine, MN

"Dans Sewer Service has always been knowledgeable and prompt when dealing with our maintenance and emergency issues, both in our commercial and residential operations."


— Mark and Wendy, Ham Lake, MN

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2020-05-22T18:14:26-05:00
"Dans Sewer Service has always been knowledgeable and prompt when dealing with our maintenance and emergency issues, both in our commercial and residential operations." — Mark and Wendy, Ham Lake, MN

"I’ve used Dans Sewer Service since we bought our property (20 years ago). He is reliable, fast, and pleasant. I’m completely satisfied with the service."


— Ellen, Ramsey, MN

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2020-05-22T18:14:43-05:00
"I’ve used Dans Sewer Service since we bought our property (20 years ago). He is reliable, fast, and pleasant. I’m completely satisfied with the service." — Ellen, Ramsey, MN

"Dans Sewer Service is great! Scheduling is easy and the truck is always on time. The service call is quick and the technician is efficient and always friendly! Thanks Dans!"


— Lynn, Ham Lake, MN

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2020-05-22T18:15:02-05:00
"Dans Sewer Service is great! Scheduling is easy and the truck is always on time. The service call is quick and the technician is efficient and always friendly! Thanks Dans!" — Lynn, Ham Lake, MN

"I have managed a mobile home park since 1988 in Anoka County. Dans Sewer Service was one of the first companies I ordered after I found how unreliable the past service was. Dans has been under contract with me ever since and has pumped our sludge tank, repaired sewer lines, cleaned out manholes, maintained sewer stacks on empty lots and has always found the time to "come when called". I highly recommend Dans Sewer Service to any commercial or private property."


— Jim, East Bethel, MN

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2020-05-22T18:15:18-05:00
"I have managed a mobile home park since 1988 in Anoka County. Dans Sewer Service was one of the first companies I ordered after I found how unreliable the past service was. Dans has been under contract with me ever since and has pumped our sludge tank, repaired sewer lines, cleaned out manholes, maintained sewer stacks on empty lots and has always found the time to "come when called". I highly recommend Dans Sewer Service to any commercial or private property." — Jim, East Bethel, MN

"Twenty years ago we were referred to Dans Sewer Service and first met Jerry. We were new homeowners with a new septic system. Not only did Jerry teach us how to best maintain our system, but he responded to septic emergencies over the years quickly and efficiently. We feel a friendship has developed over the years based on trust, dependability and fine service. Thank you, Jerry of Dans Sewer Service!"


— Tim and Cherie, North Oaks, MN

Dans Plumbing & Septic
2020-05-22T18:15:36-05:00
"Twenty years ago we were referred to Dans Sewer Service and first met Jerry. We were new homeowners with a new septic system. Not only did Jerry teach us how to best maintain our system, but he responded to septic emergencies over the years quickly and efficiently. We feel a friendship has developed over the years based on trust, dependability and fine service. Thank you, Jerry of Dans Sewer Service!" — Tim and Cherie, North Oaks, MN

"This letter is to thank you for your continued service. I am so relieved that I can call Dans Sewer Service whenever there is a problem. Dans Sewer Service is always willing to come as soon as possible. Dans Sewer Service does an excellent job at keeping our septic in working order. I recommend Dans Sewer Service to anyone who asks if I know a good septic pumper. Thank you again for being so professional and considerate."


— Betty, Anoka, MN

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2020-05-22T18:15:55-05:00
"This letter is to thank you for your continued service. I am so relieved that I can call Dans Sewer Service whenever there is a problem. Dans Sewer Service is always willing to come as soon as possible. Dans Sewer Service does an excellent job at keeping our septic in working order. I recommend Dans Sewer Service to anyone who asks if I know a good septic pumper. Thank you again for being so professional and considerate." — Betty, Anoka, MN
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