Septic Pumping , Installation & Service in Brandon FL
Septic Pumping , Installation & Service in Brandon FL

The Dangers of Overlooking Septic Tank Maintenance

3 Things To Check Before Calling for Septic Services

Did you know that you only need to pump your septic tank every three to five years? However, there are some instances where you may need to call a septic service for an inspection when something is amiss with your waste disposal system. Before you call, here is a list of three things you should check to ensure you need our septic services here at Brandon Septic.

Inspect Tank Levels

The size of your family will determine how often you will need to pump your septic tank. Once the water reaches the top of the tank’s lid (about 8-12 inches), it is best to contact a pumping service before it overflows. It’s an excellent courtesy to check the tank before calling a pumping service to ensure that you need the company to come to your property.

Check All the Drains (Inside & Outside)

When was the last time you thought to check the tank’s drain field and inspect the drains in your home? Issues with the drains can be a dead giveaway that there is something wrong with your waste disposal system, and you need to contact a service immediately. When the sludge and water from the tank backups into your home or outside the tank, it will create a powerful odor—warning you that there is too much waste in the tank or something is wrong with the drains.

Clear Debris

When you establish that you need to call a septic service, check, and clear any debris near or around your septic system before the company arrives. You must have a clear and accessible path to the tank so the company employees can work smoothly and efficiently. It may be challenging to inspect your tank if there are large rocks or branches around it; this will also ensure the area is secure and safe to inspect once the workers arrive.

We are here to help at Brandon Septic! Do not hesitate to give us a call if you are ever unsure whether you need a septic service or not. Be familiar with the functional components of your septic tank so you can check from time to time to ensure everything is running smoothly.

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