Septic systems are important sewage/wastewater treatment options for homeowners in Lakeland, FL, and throughout the state. More than 2.6 million septic systems are used in Florida, with local health departments issuing thousands of permits every year for new systems and septic repair projects.
Lakeland Septic Company has been helping our customers keep their septic systems in top shape for more than 15 years. We know firsthand how routine maintenance of your home’s septic tank can prevent unexpected backups and the mess that comes with them.
We’d like to share some information about septic tank pumping and cleaning, one of your septic system’s most important maintenance tasks.
What Happens During a Septic Pumping?
Brief overview of what we do when performing a septic tank cleaning:
• First, we locate and gain access to your septic tank.
• Using commercial-grade equipment, we empty the tank’s contents.
• We rinse the tank so we can inspect for cracks and other dangers.
• Finally, we seal the lid with mortar or screws if there is a riser present.
How Often Should My Septic Be Pumped?
We normally recommend that you have your septic tank pumped out every three to five years, depending on the age of the system and the number of people living in your home. (You can get more information about pumping time frames on our blog.)
Pumping and cleaning your septic tank regularly will prevent heavy buildup in the tank, which can damage your drain field and lead to expensive repairs.
The Lakeland Septic team is fully trained to completely pump out your septic tank and leave the work area as close to perfect as possible. If the system has an effluent filter, we’ll also clean that.
No matter who installed your septic tank or what kind of tank it is, we have the experience to clean it safely and correctly. We can also diagnose any problem you’re having with your tank or other parts of the septic system.
Does My Septic Tank Need to Be Pumped?
If you keep the pumping schedule our technicians recommend, you shouldn’t experience the common signs of a septic back-up. It’s just like maintenance for your vehicle: by taking it in for regular service, you avoid costly and possibly catastrophic damage.
Signs that a septic tank needs pumping include:
• Toilets or drains gurgling
• Wet or soft spots in the yard near the tank
• Showers or toilets draining slowly or not at all
• Strong smell of sewage inside or outside the home
• Lift station alarm going off
Why Choose Lakeland Septic to Pump Your Septic Tank?
There are a lot of companies to choose from, and they all say pretty much the same thing. But talk is cheap. At Lakeland Septic, we practice what we preach.
We train our technicians to the “Lakeland Septic Standard,” which leaves no room for errors or corner-cutting. We pride ourselves on being the solution to your problem, not on selling you what makes us the most money.
Whether the problem requires a quick fix or something more in depth, we’ll be honest and transparent with you from the beginning. We want you to understand why the problem happened and how we’re going to fix it.
Contact Us To Schedule a Septic Pump
Our goal is to serve and educate all our customers so they’ll become lifelong customers who know how to properly care for their septic system.