What am i supposed to do with my septic tank? How do i know if it needs attention?

What am i supposed to do with my septic tank? How do i know if it needs attention?
Ive lived here 3 years and i only sort of know where it is, like the general vicinity, dont know where the access point is

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What am i supposed to do with my septic tank? How do i know if it needs attention?
    Call up a septic company. Have them come annually to check it out. Have it pumped out every three to five years. Only flush pee, poo, and paper. Nothing else.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anually? Are you working for big septic or something?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Learn to inspect and service it yourself. It smells awful but it's easy enough. Buy a jetting kit and a pressure washer (if you don't already have one), and make sure the drain field is flowing properly. Call to have it pumped if it's needed. When you get used to how it all works, you'll know when it needs to be pumped. If it flows properly, you're probably good. Don't flush condoms down the toilet. Also don't listen to because you can do it better yourself. The people who work for septic companies are tweakers who can't get a job anywhere else.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Find shit tank, not hard
    Dig up lid and remove
    Rent a trash pump start filling tank with water and stir. Fire up pump and fertilize the yard….profit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That seems needlesly complicated. Why not just hook up a trash pump directly to the toilet and spray immediately.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hook it to your prolapsed ass and shoot it out your mom’s basement window

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Question for the thread: is the whole “put brewers yeast in your septic tank” thing bullshit or factual
    I just don’t see how it would make all that much of a difference and it seems like one of those things that boomers recommend based on no evidence so they have something else to buy and do

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      brewers yeast or Ridx monthly is a good idea in general

      Fewer people makes it much lower maintenance

      too much toilet paper flushed is a huge problem

      too much bleach poured down the drain is a problem

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it depends on if your septic company back washes or not.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have never pumped my septic tank and I don't think the previous homeowner did and it is going on 25 years old.

    My parents tank is almost and old and has never been pumped either.

    I've always been told as long as the septic is appropriately size it really shouldn't need draining with any frequency at all

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >as long as the septic is appropriately size it really shouldn't need draining with any frequency at all

      You, your parents, and your septic tank are all full of shit. The solids don't just "go away". And nobody thinks "appropriately sized" means you never have to have it pumped.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > You, your parents, and your septic tank are all full of shit
        Hahaha, you’re both part right though. Many septic tanks have been full for a decade, but as long as the soil drains well and it rains often enough the solids do actually ‘go away’, they just wash away into the drain field through the outlet.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >go to pump rednecks septic tank
        >redneck and ms redneck are standing around chatting and watching when we pull the lid off
        >I'm greeted by an unusual sight and take a second to figure out what I'm looking at
        >Looks like a hellish bowl of giant fruity pebbles and scum
        >"Oh shit! Look at all the condoms!"
        >they've been flushing their neon colored condoms every day for years and they thought they would never see them again

        >And nobody thinks "appropriately sized" means you never have to have it pumped
        Do you know how to read? You even quoted the part where he says "with any frequency at all"

        > You, your parents, and your septic tank are all full of shit
        Hahaha, you’re both part right though. Many septic tanks have been full for a decade, but as long as the soil drains well and it rains often enough the solids do actually ‘go away’, they just wash away into the drain field through the outlet.

        They eventually fill with indigestible material. They will need to be pumped at some point, even if its every 20+ years in the case of a large tank with little use.

        Question for the thread: is the whole “put brewers yeast in your septic tank” thing bullshit or factual
        I just don’t see how it would make all that much of a difference and it seems like one of those things that boomers recommend based on no evidence so they have something else to buy and do

        It's bullshit. Your septic tank isn't going to have a problem with a lack of bacteria after the first time that a turd falls in there. These products will do nothing to extend the lifetime of your system or reduce maintenance. If your system is backing up, then it's because of clogs (often grease/fatbergs) or a failure of the leach field or crushed pipes. Or a clogged output filter. It's not because the waste in the tank isn't digesting.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're the reason it's no longer legal to sell a house here without having the septic pumped first

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you own have it pumped so you begin with a known condition. While crafty frickers can DIY it not everything is intelligent to DIY and there is no autspergtard obligation to DIY everything to please reeing people you will never (fortunately) meet.

    The cost of getting it pumped once is similar to a trash pump, hose, pinch bar for moving slabs if tank is ancient (and if YOU break a slab you get to pay to fish it out) etc.

    A nice homeowner leaves a connected garden hose and bucket of strong soapy water handy for the poop slurper. Mine was pleased.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The first time mine was pumped out the tank guy was actually angry at us.
    Said for us to stop flushing tampons, paper towels, and pop tart wrappers.
    We had just bought the house, apparently the woman that had it before was basically using the toilet as a garbage disposal.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When we bought our house the previous owners assured us the septic tank was pumped and properly cared for. We assumed they were liars because the kitchen had a garbage disposal. We were right because the first heavy rain made the tank alarm go off. We got it pumped and similarly got yelled at for a bunch of greasy shit in it; I’m pretty sure they just dumped all their cooking oil and food scraps down the drain. People are fricking dumb

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When we bought our house the previous owners assured us the septic tank was pumped and properly cared for. We assumed they were liars because the kitchen had a garbage disposal. We were right because the first heavy rain made the tank alarm go off. We got it pumped and similarly got yelled at for a bunch of greasy shit in it; I’m pretty sure they just dumped all their cooking oil and food scraps down the drain. People are fricking dumb

      Do you homosexuals really let someone yell at you on your own property when you're paying them for a service? I'd flip my shit so quick your head would spin.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Have fun dealing with your own shit

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          More than 1 septic service in town, no one is giving me lip on my land.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Good luck with that

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Enjoy picking fights with every single person that gives you any kind of feedback on how you’re doing things wrong. You’re the homeowner who ends up with a nightmare fire hazard of a house because every tradesman that comes in and says “it shouldn’t be done this way” is disrespecting you on your land, right?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Did yoy reply to the wrong person?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh whoops. Bonus (you) for you

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not about to argue with somebody who has a tank ful of shit parked on my property.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I might take a week and try to use dowsing rods your body is really good at leveling your head not your torso. Like multiple attempts, i assume the leech field will be softer soil than most everything else.
    A metal detector might find the steel in a concrete septic tank might be plastic so good luck.
    an air lift can move particles same with a venturi pump. i use a venturi style pump to clean/drain my spa before a scrub down.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dude just flush an airtag and follow it.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Like i said before
    Rent a goddamn trash pump and pump the shit into the yard. Im not paying 500 to pump 200 gallons.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you need to locate it go to your local health department, they should have a record of where it is.
    another way is to remove the clean out plug on your main drain line leaving your house (if accessible) and measuring how far from the house it's located. they're generally located not to far from the home.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    have you tried living closer to civilisation?

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