Frequently Asked Questions About Septic System Maintenance
If you have any questions about your septic system, you can always count on the experts at Southern Septic to answer all your queries. If you don't see your question answered below, give us a call at 561-968-8081 and get an answer from our professionals.
When Should You Have Your Tank Pumped?
Pumping the tank depends on a lot of variables, such as the number of people in the home, how much water is used, and the size and age of the tank. For 4 to 5 people, the septic system should be pumped every 2 years, and for only 1 person, every 5 years.
What Are the Signs of a System Failure?
Surprisingly lush, green lawn over drainfield
High nitrate conent in well water
Backup of toilets, sinks, and drains
Wet or mushy ground around the tank
What Can Harm a System?
Grease, oils, and fats
Shampoos, conditioners, and soaps
Why Isn't It Safe to Use a Garbage Disposal and Septic System?
Garbage disposals should never be used with a septic system. Your garbage disposal can add large amounts of solids that cannot be broken down by the bacteria in your septic system. If you use a garbage disposal, your septic system should be cleaned and repaired annually to prevent permanent damage.
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