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The Five Biggest DON’TS of Septic Tank Ownership

June 24, 2021

If you’re new to septic tank ownership, it’s easy to make mistakes if you haven’t had the opportunity to learn about your new system. Owning a septic tank requires more care and mindfulness than being connected to municipal sewer lines. Most notably, if something goes wrong with your plumbing or septic tank, it’s your responsibility to fix it. Read on to learn the five biggest mistakes you can make, then call Sharps Sanitation to schedule your next septic tank pumping appointment in El Centro, CA: Don’t plant anything over your drain field: Septic tanks require drain fields, which help treat... View Article

RV Gray Water and Black Water FAQs

December 11, 2020

When it comes to RV ownership, RV septic pumping in El Centro, CA is a top priority. Learning about the septic system and how to maintain it is an essential for any RV owner. Use the following FAQs on RV black tank pumping to get the information you need for successful and responsible RV ownership. What is gray water? Gray water is the liquid that drains from your RV’s kitchen and bathroom sinks and the shower. This water contains bacteria, but it can be filtered and reused for some purposes, such as watering lawns. However, it must be properly treated... View Article

How Often Should You Dump and Empty Your Black Water Tank?

December 10, 2020

There’s nothing quite like the freedom that goes hand-in-hand with a trip on your personal recreational vehicle. Having the comforts of home on hand as you explore the great, wide world is something that simply needs to be experienced. Of course, when you travel in an RV and use the facilities, you’ll eventually have to deal with the waste.  Wastewater is pumped into two different compartments: the grey water tank and the black water tank. The grey water tank is where your shower and sink water collects (along with whatever soap and shampoo you use). The black water tank is... View Article

Signs You Need Septic Tank Maintenance

December 9, 2020

For most people who own or use a septic tank, it doesn’t enter their minds very often. After all, it’s buried underground and (most of the time) it functions without issue. That said, problems can arise. If you notice any of the following warning signs, schedule septic tank maintenance in El Centro, CA, as soon as possible.    It’s been five-plus years: If it’s five or more years since you had your septic tank pumped, or if you don’t remember when you last had a professional pump your septic system, you should immediately schedule an appointment to have your system... View Article

How Often Does My Septic Tank Need to Be Pumped?

December 8, 2020

When you have a septic system installed on your property, the first natural question is: how often does the tank need to be pumped? After all, no one wants to suffer through the worst parts of an overworked septic system.  Conventional wisdom indicates that you should schedule septic tank pumping in El Centro, CA, every three to five years. That said, the answer isn’t quite as cut and dry as all that. First of all, two years is a massive window of time during which you should schedule a pump. Second, some environments may require more specialized care or frequent... View Article

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