Did you know your septic system is more than just the tank and drain field? Besides the plumping and filters, the distribution box is a vital part of the system. 

It’s easy to forget about your septic system. You flush the toilet or turn on the water and down the drain it goes, never to be seen again. It’s like an ominous mystery that magically makes household waste disappear. It’s time to solve the mysteries concerning your septic system by busting a few myths.

Myth or Fact: Using additives will prevent the need for pumping reduce backups.

Myth: Septic additives don’t clean your tank like most of them claim to do. These products are mostly made from enzymes. Not living bacteria which break down waste. 

Most of the waste that enters the septic tank is naturally broken down by living bacteria. Solid materials accumulate over time and will need to be pumped out, before it enters the drain field and causes significant problems. 

Putting an additive down the drain will not prevent or even remedy a backup. By the time you have these issues you need to contact the professionals at Orlando Septic Service.

Myth or Fact: It’s okay to wait until my septic system starts have problems before I contact a service. 

Myth: If you wait until your septic tank has problems, backing up, slow drains, or foul odor, it may be too late. Septic problems are usually due to solids passing through the tank into the drain field, by the time this happens pumping won’t help much.

Myth or Fact: Regular Maintenance is less expensive than replacing a failed system.

Fact: It is much more cost-effective to be proactive and prevent any issues than to replace your septic tank or drain field.

The idea, ‘out of sight, out of mind’ shouldn’t apply to your septic system. The better you take care of it, the better it will take care of your needs.

How can you save money on your septic system?

The small price of pumping the tank can avoid the thousands of dollars on repairs, many of which could have been prevented. If you’re experiencing issues with your septic system, waiting usually makes the problems worse. 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!