At Tampa Septic, we specialize in tackling septic system problems so you don’t have to. We know that most people would rather think about anything other than their septic systems; that’s why we make sure to provide top-notch service that gets the job done the first time, so you can think about your own septic system as little as possible. That said, we also know the value of being informed about the workings of your own home, so our team at Tampa Septic has put together a list of what you need to know about septic system maintenance. As long as you keep these things in mind, you’ll be able to focus the rest of your attention on more pleasant matters.
- Septic System Maintenance is Your Responsibility- In a home connected to a municipal sewer system, you are only responsible for the plumbing directly on your property, while the city takes care of the sewers themselves. A septic system, on the other hand, is not attached to any sewer system, and properly maintaining your system is part of your responsibility as a homeowner.
- Have Your Tank Pumped Regularly- In a septic system, solid wastes remain in the septic tank to be broken down as sludge. This sludge does not exit the tank via pipes like liquid waste does, but lingers until it is removed via pumping. Most experts recommend having your septic system pumped once every year, though some tanks may have a greater capacity. Having your tank pumped regularly is an important part of septic system maintenance.
- Routine Inspections Catch Problems Early- Another important part of septic system maintenance is to have your system inspected regularly. Having a professional check on your system periodically will allow you to catch potential problems before they can become serious (and expensive). It’s best to catch problems in the early stages before they grow into disasters that require extensive repairs.
We at Tampa Septic want to help you keep your septic system in good working order. We offer a full range of services to give you the best in septic system maintenance.