How often should an aerated septic tank be pumped?

How often should an aerated septic tank be pumped?

every three to five years
Inspect and Pump Frequently Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years. Alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components should be inspected more often, generally once a year.

Are aerobic septic systems good?

Aerobic bacteria break down waste solids faster than their anaerobic counterparts. The treated water that flows out of an aerobic septic system is cleaner, making an aerobic system a good choice if your property has a higher water table or other environmental challenges.

What can you not put in a aerobic septic system?

Don’t put chemicals down the drain such as:

  • Gasoline.
  • Insect or weed killers.
  • Oil.
  • Photographic chemicals.
  • Paint thinners.
  • Solvents.

Can you use a garbage disposal with an aerobic septic system?

The short answer is yes, you can have a garbage disposal with septic. Using a garbage disposal will increase the solids in your septic tank. However, there are precautions you can take to ensure that your garbage disposal and septic tank work together and enable convenient food scrap disposal in your kitchen.

Can you use regular toilet paper in an aerobic septic system?

The ideal toilet paper for septic tanks has a high enough wet strength to finish the job without tearing, but a lower wet strength than standard toilet paper to break down quickly once it’s flushed. One-ply and two-ply toilet paper are the most common picks for septic system use, and both are suitable.

Can you flush toilet paper with an aerobic septic system?

Avoid doing all your laundry in one day; surges of water entering the system may hydraulically overload the system and throw off the balance of bacteria. DON’T flush anything except toilet paper and wastewater.