Septic Tank Pumping

Most Virginia counties require homeowners to have their septic tanks pumped every 3 to 5 years. Drainfield Solutions offers septic tank pumping at an affordable price with fast and efficient service.

Why is it important to have your septic tank pumped?

All water sources drain to your septic system. This means all toilet flushes, showers, laundry, and dish washing drains directly to your septic tank. Naturally, from waste and cleaning chemicals, solids build up in your tank. The reason that septic tanks should be routinely pumped is to control the solid build up.


"We have a small family living in our home (less than 4 people). Should our septic tank be filling up that fast?"

Answer: Yes. A good idea of how quickly a small family can fill up a septic tank is within two weeks, depending on the size of the tank. If you have a 1,000-gallon tank (3 bedroom or less home for a conventional system), every time you wash your hands is appx. 1 gallon of water and every load of laundry is about 20 gallons. Water usage adds up quick!

"Should we use flushable wipes?"

NO, NO, NO! Even if the package reads that they are flushable, do not use these! They will not break down in your septic tank and will cause blockages. You will most certainly need your tank pumped and lines unclogged sooner than expected if you use these.

"Can medications cause solids to build up in your septic tank?"

Yes, unfortunately so. Medications are designed to fight bad bacterias in your body and cause an imbalance of the bacterias in your septic tank. We do have products that we can recommend to regulate this.

If you do not see your questions listed about our septic tank pumping FAQs, feel free to give us a call we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

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