Septic tank size is something every septic system owner should know. Why does it matter if you know the size of your tank? It’s important to know the size of your septic tank, so you know how often it needs to be pumped to keep it operating at its peak.
The minimal amount of preventative maintenance that septic systems require costs very little in comparison to the cost of a new system. Therefore, it is important to know when your septic tank will need pumped so you don’t miss a maintenance service. Failure to pump your septic tank regularly will result in solids or grease overflowing into your drainfield. If the buildup of solids in the tank becomes too high and solids move to the drainfield, this could clog and strain the system to the point where a new drainfield will be needed.
So before it’s too late, find out the size of your septic tank.
Determine Your Septic Tank Size
One way to find out the size of your septic tank is through records kept from when the tank was installed. These records could be with the previous owner of your home. Another way to identify the tank size is to talk with the last company that serviced/pumped your tank.
If you can’t get ahold of the previous owner or septic company, you can also request these records from your county’s environmental health department. These documents can include location, size and layout or a map of your system.
Another way to tell your septic tank size is by counting the number of bedrooms you have in your house. Below is a table that explains an estimated size for your tank according to how many bedrooms are in your house.
However, there is only one way to know for certain what the size of your tank is. That’s by having a septic professional come to your house, locate the tank, open it and pump it. Then they can provide you with the approximate size of your tank and let you know how often it will need pumped.
Hiring a professional can also help you determine if your tank is in good shape or if it needs further maintenance.
Septic Pumping Experts
At Front Range Septic, we specialize in both septic and grease trap services. Our company provides reasonably priced services across Northern Colorado. We offer quality cleaning, pumping and maintenance services for septic tanks and grease traps, to ensure you’re getting the most out of your system.