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About Lee Kirk & Sons Septic

No one wants to deal with a failed septic system, so choose Lee Kirk & Sons Septic in Lakeland, Florida to care for your septic and waste removal needs, and you will be in good hands. We serve all of Polk County with septic tank cleaning and pumping, septic system installation, drain field repair, pump repair and more.

Septic Services

For expert septic services in Lakeland, Florida, call us at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic. We have been serving Polk County for over 50 years and always strive for the ultimate satisfaction of all our customers. The residential septic services we offer include: Pump Pump Repairs & Replacement, Septic Tank Installation, & Septic Tank Pumping.

Septic System Warranties

At Lee Kirk & Sons Septic in Lakeland, Florida, we take so much pride in our workmanship that we offer a FREE 5-year warranty on all new septic tank and drain field systems we install. That means if any part of your septic system fails within the specified warranty period, we will fix it quickly, efficiently, and at absolutely no cost to you.

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Lee Kirk & Sons Septic
665 Old Polk City Road
Lakeland, FL 33809
United States
Telephone: (863) 858-6007

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How Often Should Septic Tank Cleaning Be Done to Ensure Optimal Functioning of Your Septic System?

Septic tank cleaning is something that should be done on a regular basis in order to improve the function of your septic system and prolong its life expectancy.  The most common mistakes made in septic tank cleaning include cleaning the tank too often or not frequently enough.  The biggest problem with cleaning too often is the unnecessary expense that you incur.  However, not cleaning frequently enough can cause your septic system to fail earlier than expected—leading to the expense of an entirely new tank and/or drain field.  In most...

You Can’t Prolong the Life of Your Drainfield if You Don’t Know Where It Is!

Finding your septic system’s drainfield isn’t always easy, so here are 3 ways to help you locate it. Probe the yard and feel for gravel. The drainfield lines are buried in gravel to aid the process of treating wastewater. Finding gravel might be an indication that you’ve found the drainfield. Caution – this may be difficult in areas where the soil is rocky or hard. Check for records with the permitting authority, the designer or the installer. However, be aware that drawings of septic systems aren’t always 100% accurate....

Ways to Keep Septic Tanks and Wells Flowing Effortlessly

Whether you’re in the market to buy a house or you already own a home with a septic tank or well for sewage, there are a few things to know/do in order to keep your system flowing effortlessly. Before you buy… Verify what tests your mortgage lender and/or state requires regarding septic tanks and wells. Regardless of what’s required, you should still have the well-water professionally tested. This is the only way of knowing the condition of the water. Have a professional inspect the pump equipment for the well...

3 FAQs About Septic System Cleaning/Pumping

Although many homeowners use septic tanks, they are still a mystery to most people. We get lots of questions, but the three most common are about septic system cleaning & pumping. Why Does My Tank Need To Be Cleaned?  Septic system cleaning is the key to trouble-free operation. The tank’s job is to separate solid waste from wastewater and only allow the wastewater to enter the drain field. The less often the tank is cleaned, the more solids will enter the drain field. When this happens, the soil and...

Perfect Plants to Place Over a Septic Drain Field

Here in Florida, not only is the grass greener, but so too are plants near a septic drain field, where additional soil nutrients and moisture provide a real boost to their growth. Since Floridian plants are particularly good at seeking water, they can be problematic around septic tank systems. However, with some planning, you can have both a trouble-free system and beautiful plants. Non-woody perennials, small ornamental grasses and wildflowers are fine to plant over a septic drain field because they have shallow root systems that won’t invade the...

Obtaining Permits is the First Step in Septic Tank Installation

Before septic tank installation can start, you need to secure the necessary permits. This is a task that should be done by your septic contractor. If he fails to do it, you might find yourself having to tear out the tank and pay a hefty fine. Once the permits are in hand, septic tank installation will proceed as follows: Surveying the area. The contractor will do topographical surveys of the area and create a blueprint plan of the project to ensure proper positioning of the system. Site preparation and...

The Flexibility of an Aerobic Septic System Often Makes It the Best Choice

With an aerobic septic system, effluent is cleaner than a standard absorption field by the time it reaches its distribution point, where treatment occurs in the drain field below the soil. As such, there is less risk of groundwater contamination with an aerobic septic system. Below are 2 situations when an aerobic septic system would be more viable than a standard one: Problematic soil: Aerobic systems can be installed by a septic contractor on properties where the soil is not suitable for a standard drain field, such as clay...

The Advantages and Considerations of an Aerobic Septic System

There are many reasons to consider an aerobic septic system. These systems can exist as new installations or as retrofits to an existing system. An aerobic septic system or aerobic treatment system works by creating conditions more favorable to aerobic bacteria. These bacteria are usually faster and more effective at breaking down waste than the anaerobic bacteria common to most septic systems. Because of this, an aerobic septic system will produce an effluent that is generally of higher quality and contains fewer dangerous bacteria or particulate solids. The effluent...

What to expect in your Septic Tank Installation

If you’re installing a new septic system or replacing an old one, there are several important steps to take in order to ensure a smooth transition. First, your septic tank installation will likely need local approval, whether for a new design or replacement. Local regulations can vary widely, so it’s best to get a copy of the pertaining regulations from your city or county office before planning begins. Plan your septic tank installation for your current and future needs. Consider the size of your household, the amount of water...

Extending the Life and Health of Your System with Septic Cleaning Services

Just as you wouldn’t allow leaves to build up in gutters or the lawn to go without mowing, regular septic cleaning services will give you the best life and best function for your system and reduce your long-term costs. First, know exactly what you’re putting into the septic system. Harsh chemicals or objects or waste that isn’t biodegradable will only serve to clog the system and compromise its function. Regular septic cleaning services aim to identify any foreign non-biodegradable objects before they make their way to the drain field...

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      Septic tank cleaning is something that should be done on a regular basis in order to improve the function of your septic system and prolong its life expectancy.  The most common mistakes made in septic tank cleaning include cleaning the tank too often or not frequently enough.  The biggest problem with cleaning too often is […] Read More »
    • You Can’t Prolong the Life of Your Drainfield if You Don’t Know Where It Is!

      Finding your septic system’s drainfield isn’t always easy, so here are 3 ways to help you locate it. Probe the yard and feel for gravel. The drainfield lines are buried in gravel to aid the process of treating wastewater. Finding gravel might be an indication that you’ve found the drainfield. Caution – this may be […] Read More »
    • Ways to Keep Septic Tanks and Wells Flowing Effortlessly

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    • 3 FAQs About Septic System Cleaning/Pumping

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