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If you live in a home with a septic system, you may have experienced that late-night problem requiring an emergency call. If you haven’t had to deal with a septic emergency, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. In fact, there are several myths surrounding septic system pumping that can get homeowners into trouble when it comes to maintenance and care of their septic system. Here are three common myths:

Three Common Septic System Pumping Myths

  1. I Can Schedule It Later- When homeowners hear that they should schedule septic system pumping every three to five years, the first thing many people do is put this item out of their mind indefinitely. It’s easy to put our busy schedules first and not think about our septic system often, if ever. However, it’s important to make sure you schedule your septic system pumping on a regular basis – and it may be more or less often than every three to five years, depending on your system usage. You can avoid many costly repairs and emergencies by keeping up with this maintenance routine.
  2. My Septic Tank Never Gets Used- Your septic tank gets used every time something goes down the drain. That includes every time the toilet is flushed, you do the dishes, someone takes a shower, and more. Because your septic system is designed to help with waste management, septic system pumping is an essential part of maintenance. You may be surprised at how much your septic system really gets used.
  3. Septic and Plumbing are Separate Things- While indoor plumbing is inside your home and your septic system is primarily outside underground, the two are not mutually exclusive. Your plumbing helps take waste to your septic system where the waste is then processed and released safely into the ground water. Septic system pumping is essential to making sure this process goes smoothly.

If you have questions about septic system pumping, how frequently you should schedule this service, or you believe you need a repair, contact us at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic to schedule your free estimate. We are ready to assist you with all your septic needs.