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Does My Septic System Need Maintenance?

There are many benefits to having a septic system on your property. You’ll save money by not having to hook up to municipal sewer lines. Septic systems also allow more water to seep into the surrounding ground in your yard, providing moisture for trees and other deep-rooted plants. Septic systems are generally better for people and the environment than county or city sewer systems.

Being the owner of a septic system is a big responsibility. You’ll be required to maintain your septic system regularly. This might seem like an annoyance at times, but you’re far better off doing maintenance. Let things go too long, and you’ll have an expensive repair job on your hands.

Septic Maintenance: Important Tips

How often you maintain your septic system depends on how much you use your plumbing. If you live alone and are off traveling the world for part of the year, your system will need less maintenance than the system of a family of 10 people.

The average septic system should be inspected by a service professional once every three years. Only a professional can see what’s happening in the tank and determine whether the solids have built up enough to require pumping. If your system has features like pumps or switches, it may require inspection more often.

Most septic tanks need to be pumped once every three to five years. If you aren’t sure when the last pump occurred, it’s best to schedule one as soon as possible.

Maintenance from the Septic Experts

If you need septic pumping, inspection, or other maintenance, give the team at Michael’s Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Service a call at (615) 645-2322. We’re a plumbing and drain company serving the Nashville community and surrounding areas. We can give your tank a clean bill of health, providing you peace of mind for years to come.

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