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What Are the Signs That Your RV Septic System Needs To Be Pumped Out?

September 8, 2022

Owning an RV also means maintaining it, including pumping your septic tank. How often should you have your septic tank pumped out? This depends on many factors. After prolonged use, they can contain a build-up of scum and sludge, which can affect the entire plumbing system. The time frequency you need to empty your septic tank depends on the size and design, but you should also pay attention to warning signs. Signs Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Pumped Out Here are 4 signs you need to pump your septic tank. Drainage Is Slow Septic tanks are attached to all... View Article

What Are The Layers Of A Septic Tank? Why Does This Information Matter To Homeowners?

July 22, 2022

Many people do not want to think much about the answers to the questions: What are the layers in a septic tank? And, what can gather at the bottom of a septic tank? However, this information can help homeowners understand how their system works to prolong and improve the life of the entire septic system. Sharps Sanitation serves the El Centro, California, region with fast septic tank pumping services if you think you may need your septic contents removed.  If your toilets have not been flushing as effectively as is normal, or if your shower holds water without a plug and takes a... View Article

Common Septic Tank Problems

July 15, 2022

A septic tank serves the important purpose of collecting and filtering wastewater from a residence. However, like other important systems in your home, your septic tank requires regular servicing and maintenance. A lack of regular service is often the leading cause of septic tank issues. What Can Go Wrong With a Septic System When a septic tank has issues, several root causes could be at fault. Some are issues causing your septic tank to not operate correctly, while others are issues with various parts of your septic tank needing replacing. Some of the most common performance issues with septic tanks are:  Blockages... View Article

5 Important Reasons Why You Should Pump Your Septic Tank Regularly

April 5, 2022

Septic tank pumping plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy septic system. Routine pumping prevents major problems that could affect your family’s health. Experts recommend having your septic system inspected every three years and pumped by a septic system professional every five years. However, consider having it inspected every year if your septic system consists of electrical pumps, switches, and other mechanical components. Note that this frequency may vary based on your house size, solids in wastewater, amount of wastewater produced and size of the septic tank. Here are five reasons why you should pump your septic tank regularly.... View Article

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

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