You’ve likely seen the commercials about using septic tank additives (such as Rid-X), and may have wondered if that would help save you money on pumping your septic tank. After all, it sounds like a good idea and who doesn’t like trying to save money?
The answer is, YES, all septic tanks need to be pumped on a regular basis, even if additives are used. Additives do not make sludge build up disappear, which is why even if you use additives regularly, your septic tank still needs to be pumped.
Don’t take our word for it, here is what Rid-X says on their website:
“IF I USE RID-X®, WILL I STILL HAVE TO HAVE MY SEPTIC TANK PUMPED?
Yes, the average recommended time between septic tank pumping is 2–3 years, depending on the rate of sediment build-up, family size, and other factors.”
Your septic tank has eco system all on it’s own! Every time you use the restroom, natural bacteria is added to the tank that can break down solids and paper. Because of this, additives aren’t really necessary. Even the EPA does not recommend using additives. Why? It is not needed in most cases.
If your septic tank hasn’t been pumped in at least 3 years, give us a call for a free phone estimate. Waiting to pump your tank can lead to a domino effect of issues and may lead to complete system replacement. Do don’t wait, call us today!