Pumping a septic tank in the Orange and Seminole county areas is more than just removing liquid and waste. The septic system works 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Everything that goes down the drain and toilet ends up in the septic tank, this includes everything from the garbage disposal, cooking grease, sinks, washing machine, showers, sand the kids bring home from the beach and the water and dirt from mopping the floors.

After the waste water is separated in the septic tank, most of it flows into the drain field. The solids and scum stay inside the septic tank and build up over the years, which reduces the efficiency.

It also causes the waste water to pass through the tank to quickly and plug up the drain field pipes and cause the waste water to come back up the pipes into your home. By this time you have a serious problem and may have wished you had gotten your septic tank pumped!

It may not seem evident at first, a few wet spots in the yard, odor, sluggish toilets or plumbing. Having the septic tank pumped out not only removes the sludge, it also allows the distribution box and leach field to lower the their water levels, reducing saturation.

Septic tanks need to be pumped out every 1 to 3 years under normal conditions, depending on the number of people in the home. Parts and filters may need to be replaced, they will make the septic system run more efficiently and extend the life of the 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 help you with all your waste managements needs!