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find the right septic company

If your home has a septic system, then choosing the right company to maintain it is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. Although septic maintenance does not need to be done as frequently as other tasks, failing to get it done properly or on time will still have a severe impact on your overall comfort levels. We at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic want to help you keep your home in the best possible condition, so in this article, we’ll be going over some key questions to ask to help you find the right septic company.

  • How long has the company been in business? When choosing a septic company, try to find one that’s been in operation for at least a few years. The longer a company has been in operation, the more experienced its team members will be, ensuring that you get the best service.
  • Does the company have the right insurance? Any septic company that you choose should provide documentation of its insurance—any reluctance to hand over these documents is a sign that you should continue your search. The company should carry general liability and workers’ compensation insurance to protect you from legal and financial repercussions in the event that any damage or injuries occur on the job. We at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic carry all the right insurance to offer you maximum protection.
  • What are its pumping practices? Some septic companies do not share our commitment to excellence and integrity. Unscrupulous companies may pump out only the liquids from your tank, leaving the sludge. Another shady tactic is to pump only one compartment of a two-compartment tank and charge the full price, taking advantage of the homeowner’s lack of knowledge. Asking about a company’s pumping practices gives you a chance to eliminate such candidates before you hire them. Of course, with our team, you can always count on honesty from the start.