Home > Septic Tank Services Blog > Resident Gets Rude Awakening after Overlooking Septic Services & Inspection

Septic ServicesTen years ago, Carol Smith (not her real name) and her family moved to their current home in Lakeland, FL. Five years later, she received a rude awakening from their septic system. “We came from a place where we didn’t have to bother with septic services,” she says. “When we got to Lakeland, we kept going for 5 years without having the tank inspected or cleaned, and one day it backed up through a drain. Sewage came through the shower and bathtub – it was a nightmare!”

She hired us, Lee Kirk & Sons Septic, to clear the backup. Now, Carol calls us for regular inspections. “We’ve learned our lesson,” she says. “The septic contractor said we had escaped the worst possible consequences – a septic crash, which could have destroyed the entire system and, in the process, spewed contaminating sludge into the surrounding environment. Clean up would have cost thousands of dollars.”

We always recommend homeowners regularly have professional inspections, cleaning and other necessary septic services. If there are more than 6 people living in a household, an inspection should be performed every 2 to 3 years. In Florida, about one-third of homes are served by septic tanks. According to the Department of Health, this translates to 2.6 million systems.


For septic services in Lakeland FL, choose us at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic. We’ll take care of your waste removal needs, so that you won’t have to deal with a failed system. We are specialists in septic services serving all of Polk County. Call 863-858-6007 today for a free estimate!