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septic pumpingRegular septic system inspection is essential to the long-term health and continued good function of your septic system. Periodically, this system will require septic tank pumping in order to remove the sludge and scum from the tank and prevent them from exiting through the drain pipe and into the drain field. When looking as to the necessity of septic tank pumping in your particular case, consider the following:

When was the last time the system was pumped, cleaned, or inspected? Often, a septic system needs more than a simple pump. On the flip side, the system may have a problem elsewhere that’s affecting it and causing the tank to need more frequent pumping than it would otherwise. Make sure the group you’ve hired to pump is also inspecting the system, as this type of preventative maintenance can save you many thousands of dollars over the life of your septic system.

What are your local regulations regarding septic tank pumping and the disposal of waste from septic systems? The nature of the material that’s pumped from your septic tank often requires a special disposal at either a county or private waste facility that specializes in sewage.

At Lee Kirk & Sons Septic, we’ve been a family business specializing in septic and waste disposal needs since 1959. We’re a state certified septic inspection company and specialize in repairs of all aspects of a septic or sump pump system. Whether it’s a new construction or a small repair, we have all your commercial or residential solutions at an affordable price!