Septic System Maintenance Tips for Newbies

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

If you’ve just moved into a home with a septic tank, then this short article on septic system maintenance might save you from having to deal with the consequences, and expense, of unnecessary failure.

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• The tank and drain field are designed to handle a maximum calculated flow of sewage each day. Exceeding this consistently will ultimately overload the system and lead to failure.

• There are products on the market that claim to start, speed up or improve the action in septic tanks. Because all necessary bacteria are already in your system, these products are not recommended.

• Septic system maintenance depends mainly on the daily flow of sewage and your household’s wastewater characteristics. With correct care and use, your tank should not need to be pumped out more than once every 3 to 5 years. However, it should be regularly inspected to measure the depth of accumulated scum and sludge.

• Waste from a garbage disposal will put additional pressure on your septic system. If you do use a disposal, you should have the capacity of your tank increased to handle the extra solid waste. Also, the tank might require pumping more often.


• Failure to have your septic tank pumped out when necessary will result in greases or solids overflowing into the drain field, which, in turn, may become blocked and stop working. If this happens, the drain field may need to be replaced.

Let us at Southeastern Septic LLC in Lakeland, Florida perform regular septic system maintenance for you to ensure safe, smooth and efficient operation. Call us today for a free quote!

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