Some items are much harder (or even impossible) for the septic tank to break down, and that’s why you should keep them out of your drains, including fat & grease, hazardous chemicals, feminine hygiene products, cigarettes, paper towels, baby wipes (even if they say they’re flushable), chopped up or stringy food, kitty litter, coffee grounds, medications, and paint. If these items make their way into your septic tank and cause a clog, it could cause the need for septic tank pumping or even replacement.
At Lee Kirk & Sons Septic in Lakeland, Florida, we are fully licensed for septic tank installation, septic tank cleaning, septic tank pumping, drain field repair, and more.
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“They are definitely professional and honest. They came to empty my septic tank the same day that I called them. The price is fair and reasonable. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs this type of service. Thank you, Lee Kirk & Sons Septic, for the work that you've done.”
★★★★★ -Denise D.
Services We Offer
Residential Septic Services
Septic Tank Pumping
Drain Field Repair
We’re here to take care of your septic needs, no matter how big or small.
Your Questions About How Septic Systems Work Answered
Septic systems are relatively simple systems in theory, and they’re an effective way to treat wastewater when your home isn’t connected to the municipal sewer system. We’ve answered a few questions about septic systems and how they work down below.
What parts is a septic system made up of?
All septic systems are made up of a septic tank and a drain field. Depending on elevation, some septic systems may also have a lift station to pump wastewater up to a higher level.
Is there any maintenance that needs to be done on a septic system?
Yes! For the most part, septic systems don’t need a ton of maintenance, but you should plan on getting your tank pumped out every few years. How often you need to get your tank pumped depends on your house’s water usage, the number of people living in your house, and the size of the tank.
How long do septic systems last?
Some septic systems can last up to 30 years with proper care and maintenance. If your septic system is several decades old and you’re starting to have problems with it, you may want to consider a replacement.
What can I do to protect my septic system?
We suggest spacing out your water usage throughout the day, pumping your tank regularly, and keeping liquids, grease, fats, and anything else but water, human waste, and toilet paper out of your pipes.
How can you help with my septic system?
We can provide repairs when something goes wrong and pump your tank when the time arrives. We can also replace your system if you need a new one.