A septic system is a big investment, so if your home has one, you want to take care and maintain it. Though it is easy to forget about, until something goes wrong. Understanding the facts about your septic system can go a long way in protecting your investment.
Facts about your septic system
Pumping your septic tank may not fix the issue
Having your septic tank pumped at least every three years is a very important part in routine maintenance, but it may not be a fix all. The tank is just one part of the septic system. There are pipes, filters, drip distribution system, soil, and microbes. If you’ve ignored your system for any amount of time, the best place to start is with a professional inspection. Catching an issue early can save thousands of dollars later.
Chemical additives can do more harm than good
While these chemical additives advertise they can fix just about anything wrong with your septic system, they can end up diminishing the necessary bacteria level in the tank.
Think twice about using the garbage disposal
Unfortunately, the garbage disposal allows solid matter to enter the tank, which can create a host of problems. A good rule of thumb, whatever you let go down the drain, household chemicals and hazardous materials, can not only kill the beneficial bacteria they end up in the drain field. Over time, this can end up hurting the environment and even your family.
The lifespan of the average system is between 20 and 30 years
With proper maintenance and smart septic health, a septic system can last longer than 30 years. But, if regular maintenance is neglected, it may not even last 20 years.
The good news, if you are having a septic issue, tank pumping or maintenance, it can be easily repaired by the professionals at Orlando Septic Services and for a limited time take advantage of our First Time Client Discount for 10% off our Septic Pumping Project.