How important is it to take care of your Central Florida septic system? Very important, it will save you a lot of money and a ton of frustration. If you’ve ever had raw sewage back up into your bathtub, you quickly realize just how important it is! When you compare the cost of regularly maintaining your septic system, with how much it will cost to repair or replace a malfunctioning system, the first one is significantly less.

Though you may not see it, your septic system is constantly at work. It disposes of all your family’s waste water, from the toilet and shower to the sink and washing machine, if not working properly it can have devastating consequences. A yearly septic system check up is an affordable to ensure everything is working properly and catch any problems early, before they cost a small fortune to repair.

The EPA’s Top 10 Ways to be a Good Septic Owner 

Have your septic tank pumped, when necessary, generally every three to five years

Avoid pouring harsh products (e.g., oils, grease, chemicals, paint, medications) down the drain

Have your septic tank pumped, when necessary, generally every three to five years

Discard non-degradable products in the trash (e.g., floss, disposable wipes, cat litter) instead of flushing them

Keep cars and heavy vehicles parked away from the drainfield and tank

Follow the system manufacturer’s directions when using septic tank cleaners and additives

Repair leaks and use water efficient fixtures to avoid overloading the system

Maintain plants and vegetation near the system to ensure roots do not block drains

Use soaps and detergents that are low-suds, biodegradable, and low- or phosphate-free

Prevent system freezing during cold weather by inspecting and insulating vulnerable system parts (e.g., the inspection pipe and soil treatment area

Here at Orlando Septic Service, we are committed to providing the very best quality and customer service.  We are an environmentally friendly company serving Central Florida for 23 years. We are a licensed septic contractor certified with the State of Florida.  Earning our reputation as an honest and reliable waste management business in the Seminole and Orange County areas