Somewhere in your Central Florida backyard there is a  septic system, buried under all that grass and dirt. Constantly working, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! While it’s easy to overlook, forgetting about it can end up costing you tons of money!

Regular septic tank pumping and maintenance can ensure your system lasts for decades.

According to the BC Health Department:

Protect your money: Failing septic systems are expensive to repair or replace, and improper maintenance by homeowners is a common cause of early system failure. The minimal amount of preventive maintenance that septic systems require costs very little in comparison to the cost of a new system. For example, it typically costs $3,000 to $10,000 to replace a failing septic system, compared to $100 to $300 average a year to maintain one. Failing septic systems can also hurt your property values and those of others in our community.

Protect your health: When a septic system fails, inadequately treated wastewater can reach the groundwater. Bacteria and viruses from human waste can cause diarrhea, hepatitis, and typhoid fever. Many serious outbreaks of these disease have been caused by contaminated drinking water.

As a rule of thumb, do not dispose of anything in your septic system that can just as easily be put in the trash. The more solids that go into the tank, the more frequently the tank will need to be pumped and the higher the risk for problems.

The septic system is designed to take waste and paper from the house to the septic tank. Over time the solid matter breaks down into sludge and the liquid continues to the drain field. The sludge is meant to stay inside the tank, not building up until it starts going into the drain field or backing up into the house. By the time this happens, you’re left stranded on the side of the highway, it can be expensive to fix.

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 help you with all your waste managements needs!

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