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If the tank and drain-field are correctly sized for the home and occupants, it is designed to be pumped about once every 5 years. If you have more than 2 people per bedroom living there, you may want to pump it more frequently. Fewer people than bedrooms and you may not need to pump it as much. You should have it pumped and inspected when you move in. If ...


Don't auger it. Trust me, that won't fix the problem. I had exactly the same thing happen at my own house a couple of weeks ago, only mine made it for nearly twenty years before it developed problems. In my case, I knew that the drywell was "somewhere" in the back yard, nothing else except that it had to be lower than the exit pipe through the wall. So... ...

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