There are so many pieces of plumbing that people may not be familiar with, and one of them are septic tanks. Whether you’ve learned about septic tanks because you’ve lived in a house with one or you have recently come across an issue with your septic tank, the team at Dash Drains in Beverly has been there! We know how overwhelming understanding septic tanks can be. 

In today’s blog post, we are going to go over some of the questions that we are most frequently asked. If the questions that you have regarding septics aren’t in the post, feel free to contact our team and we can get those questions answered for you.

How long does a septic system last?

Septic systems are a huge investment in your home, but they’re an investment that lasts. The average lifespan of a septic system will vary based on a few different factors, but the range is anywhere from 15 to 40 years. The time span that your septic system lasts will depend on the amount of use that they get, the maintenance that’s been done, and if there are any clogs that it’s experienced. One of the best ways to ensure your septic tank has a long lifespan is by scheduling routine maintenance.

What are the most common types of septics?

There are various types of septics that you can choose from, each with its own benefits. Some of the most common septic types are steel, drain field, and concrete. If you’re not sure which septic is the best fit for you and your needs, our team would be more than happy to answer any questions and help you find the right fit.

Can septic tanks be repaired?

Given the fact that septic tanks are such a costly investment to make, it’s always nice to know whether or not they can be repaired. As you may have assumed, this answer will vary based on the damage that needs to be fixed. In many instances, they can be repaired. 

How often does a septic tank need to be pumped?

Every septic tank is going to differ on how frequently it needs to be pumped. How often a septic tank needs to be dumped will depend on the size of the septic tank and the amount of use that it’s getting. On average, it’s suggested that a septic tank be pumped every three to five years. Depending on the size of your septic and the number of people in your household, you may be on the lower end of this range. On the other hand, households with fewer people using the restroom and a larger septic tank may be on the higher end of the time spectrum.

Contact Dash Drains Today

When you’re in need of routine maintenance or an inspection for your septic tank, you can count on the team at Dash Drains to help. We have provided residents in the Beverly area with high-quality plumbing and septic services for years. Reach out to our team today if you have any additional questions regarding septics or if you’d like to get your plumbing services booked.