If you have a septic system in the Orlando, Seminole, Lake or Osceola counties for your waste water disposal, having it pumped regularly can save you hundreds of dollars in clean-up, replacement, and repairs.

The average 3 bedroom house with 2200 square feet living area usually has a septic tank that holds 900 gallons. The septic tank collects wastewater from the washing machine, toilets, showers, sinks and dishwashers.

Since the average person in Florida uses 80 gallons of water per day, that makes 320 gallons a day for a family of four. Not only does the septic tank fill up quickly, but just imagine how much water moves throughout the septic tank into the drain field every day!

The septic tank itself collects and holds all the solid waste such as toilet paper, food from the disposal, human waste, hair from the shower, lint from the washer and anything else, such as grease that ends up down the sink. These items eventually turn into sludge at the bottom of the septic tank.

If the tank is not pumped out regularly the sludge builds up in the tank and moves out into the drain field, which causes the drain field to fail and wreak havoc on your home by causing the sewage to back up into your yard and house.

The drain field is the most expensive part of the structure and when it is compromised with waste it will have to be dug up and replaced. Bacteria are needed to break down waste matter, but it also needs regular pumping to avoid these costly repairs. When the septic service comes out to your home, they should also inspect the plumbing associated with the tank for any leaks, the filters and valves in the tank and drain field.

Regular maintenance and inspections can prevent failures and save you a ton of money in replacement and repairs.

If you’re having a problem with your septic system, whether residential or commercial, don’t hesitate to contact Orlando Septic Services. We are here to help you with all your waste management needs!