Part of the job of a good septic service company is ensuring you are informed. Your septic equipment can have a long life and function smoothly with some attention, maintenance, and practical knowledge. There’s some common myths about septic tanks that can lead to a lot of hassle, and Allstar Septic is here to bust them for you.
I’m saving money by waiting until there’s a problem
Regular pumping and maintenance doesn’t occur so frequently that “saving” on foregoing it would compensate for the much larger costs of fixing some problems. Once things progress past a certain point, simply pumping the equipment will no longer be sufficient maintenance, and much more involved (and expensive) work may need to occur.
If there’s something wrong with my system, I’ll be reported to the authorities.
If this were the case, places like Allstar Septic wouldn’t even be in business. Septic service companies would much rather get good word of mouth advertisement and repeat customers than landing you with a fine or mandated changes to your sewage and septic equipment.
Additives will take care of everything
This falls right into the “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is” category. Eventually, your septic system is going to fill up with (the remnants of) all the stuff you put down it. There are no enzymes and additives out there that can take stuff and turn it into not stuff at the rate your family is putting it in the system, unless you reside at Hogwarts.
If nothing is wrong, I don’t need to touch my tank
This goes right back to not waiting until there is a problem…and eventually, there WILL be a problem. Even with proper maintenance, eventually good ol’d entropy is going to make things that once worked stop doing so. The idea is to stave that moment off through periodic maintenance.
Pumping as a panacea
On the other hand, while periodic pumping is key to prolonged efficiency, it’s not a cure all…especially if you’ve already let things go too long without some tender love and care. If the septic drain field is saturated, pumping will do nothing with that material, as it’s already outside the storage area.
Call Allstar today for your free quote, or just call to ask a septic question – happy to help! Awaiting your call to: (979) 543-1500.