Septic systems are a financial investment that can last for decades if they are taken care of and regularly pumped. Acme’s Oviedo septic services will help keep your septic system running for years to come.
Just like any other system, your septic tank requires proper care in order to function properly. Septic systems require inspection, routine pumping, and cleaning in order to operate at their best. Without servicing, septic systems can become backed up due to natural accumulation of waste, develop clogs, and become damaged. Our Oviedo septic services team explains how you can properly care for your septic system and avoid the need for an untimely replacement.
Basic Septic Care
One of the most basic ways that you can care for your septic system is to avoid flushing or pouring anything into your household or company fixtures that would cause the septic tank to become clogged. Only toilet paper and human waste should be flushed down the toilet. Other items that should not be flushed or washed down drains include:
- Paper towels
- Cotton swabs
- Baby wipes
- Feminine hygiene items
- Cigarettes or any other type of trash
These items do not break down at the same rate that toilet paper does and can create clogs in your septic system. If a clog is serious enough, it can even result in your septic tank needing to be replaced.
That’s A Lot Of Zeros….
The average septic tank replacement costs anywhere from $5,000 – $15,000. That’s a hefty price to pay for a replacement septic system.
This number can change depending on what type of system you have installed. Aerobic treatment units (ATUs) are a good example of how this fluctuation appears in the world of septic investments. ATUs are often selected because of their unique qualities, such as their energy efficiency and speed at which they reduce bacteria and solid waste, but they are generally more expensive than standard septic systems. If you’ve chosen to invest even more than the average customer on an ATU or any other type of septic system, it really puts proper servicing into perspective.
The drain field is the most costly component of a septic system. It’s best to do all you can to avoid needing expensive repairs or a replacement for your drainfield. Thankfully, proper septic care is easy to understand, and the experts at our Oviedo septic services company make the job even more simple for you.
Routine septic services are a vital part of proper septic care and are a fraction of the cost of a replacement. If you’re curious about how much your services may cost, we have a free pricing estimator on our website that will help you learn more.
Is Your Septic Tank Due For Its Routine Pumping Service?
Acme is here to respond! It is recommended that a septic tank is pumped at least once every 3-5 years. This timeline could vary depending on factors such as the size of your household or business, the type of septic system you have, and the age of your septic system.
Routine septic pumping removes any accumulated waste from your septic tank and transfers it to an authorized location where it may be properly disposed of. This service is performed by licensed professionals who can handle this task for you safely and efficiently.
Performing routine pumping on your septic system extends its life significantly, helping you avoid an untimely replacement.
Our Team At Acme Will Inspect Your Septic System
Inspections are another important part of total septic care. Our Oviedo septic services company will perform a complete inspection of your septic system and will determine its condition. Inspection allows you to make sure that your septic system meets code requirements for your state and that there are no cracks, leaks, or other damage to your septic system.
Having your septic system inspected by a professional will give you the information you need about the health of your septic system, and will give you a better idea of if and when you may need repairs or replacement.
Save Your Change And Contact Acme!
Don’t allow the investment that you have made in your septic system to go to waste. Call Acme and schedule one or more of our Oviedo septic services today!