Most homeowners with septic systems know how important pumping your tank is to septic system maintenance. Failing to pump your tank regularly can result in damage to the system, overflowing waste, nasty backups, and foul odors in your yard and your home. Pumping your tank will help your entire system continue to dispose of waste efficiently and increase the lifespan of your septic tank. But what is the optimal pumping schedule for your septic tank? We’ve broken it down for you below.