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Septic System CleaningOne of the most important things you can do to prolong the life of your septic tank is to have septic system cleaning performed by a professional. In fact, it is probably the most important component of overall maintenance. Given the fact that your sewage system is a big investment, you surely want to protect it.

The saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is never truer than it is with a septic tank. With proper maintenance, it will last longer and function better.

Septic system cleaning involves pumping out your cesspool or tank when needed, as well as performing an overall assessment of the tank’s structure. The right time for cleaning is when the sludge and scum layer has reached ⅓ of the liquid capacity of the tank.

This can be established by having the layers measured by us – Lee Kirk & Sons Septic. We’ll also check the liquid level in relation to the outlet and inlet pipes and inspect the structural integrity of your tees/baffles and tank. Pumping too often is neither good for your system nor your wallet. The bacteria never get a chance to do their job of breaking down solids.

When our septic contractor is cleaning your system, please feel free to ask him any questions you may have. Remember, an educated homeowner is a smart homeowner – one who asks questions, rather than wondering.

Please contact us today for more information. We serve all of Polk Country, FL, and our services include septic system cleaning, septic tank installation, sump pump repair, and drain field repair.