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5 Common Questions Beginners Ask About Septic Tank Maintenance

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Owning a property with a septic system does come with a bit of a learning curve, but with the right team on your side, there’s no need to worry. You can lean on our experience at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic as you become more familiar with the important aspects of septic tank maintenance. The first thing to know is that it’s okay to ask questions. To help, we’ve started with a list of common questions people have about septic tank maintenance:

  1. How often should my septic tank be pumped? This answer will vary depending on the amount of use your system will be processing, what enters the system, and the climate. Cold weather and excessive waste processing will result in the need for more frequent pumping. Typically, you can go 2 or 3 years between pumping.

5 Common Questions Beginners Ask About Septic Tank Maintenance

  1. What can be flushed? Toilet paper and waste are the only things that should be flushed. Flushing items such as sanitary products, condoms, paper towels, or even large chunks of food can cause your system to back up and are difficult to remove.
  2. Can I use bleach or other cleaning products? Bleach and other cleaning products may kill the bacteria your system needs. Always check products for septic safe labels.
  3. Are septic odors normal? Typically, you shouldn’t smell your septic system inside your home. If you do, it may mean there is a problem, and you should give us a call to discuss the issue.
  4. What do I do if I suspect there’s a problem? If you are experiencing slow drains, septic odors, flooding near your septic tank, or other signs of a problem, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

To learn more about proper septic tank maintenance, give us a call today.