When you have a septic tank, you have to take care of certain maintenance steps in order to keep everything running smoothly. Without septic maintenance, you can end up with issues that can quickly (and almost always at the worst time) turn into messy, expensive emergency problems. Because our team here at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic wants to help you save time and your sanity as well, we have a few septic maintenance tips that will end up costing you big time if you neglect them.
- Septic Tank Pumping- Depending on the size of your household, the size of your septic tank, and your average water usage, you will need to determine your septic tank pumping schedule based on those factors. The average septic tank needs to be pumped out every 3-5 years as part of septic maintenance, but it can vary. If you are unsure, always err on the side of caution. There’s nothing wrong with scheduling an early septic tank pumping. Too late, however, causes backups and serious damage!
- Drain Field Inspections- Your drain field is the network of pipes and tubing that deliver gray water into the ground to be finally filtered and rejoin the groundwater. If your drain field is old, aging, has been damaged or neglected, you’re not only looking at the cost of repairs or replacement, you might be looking at fines for contaminating groundwater.
- Septic Cleaning Services- With regular septic cleaning services as part of your septic maintenance, you can uncover potential issues while they are still smaller and less costly to repair.
At Lee Kirk & Sons Septic, we want to help ensure your septic maintenance is done on your time schedule. Please call us and let’s get started ensuring septic maintenance is something you don’t have to worry about.