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Septic ServicesSeptic systems generally require very little maintenance.  They are made from strong materials that are designed to last. With regular septic services and quick repairs, your septic system will effectively eliminate waste water and other materials from your home for many years to come.  When you choose a septic system, you may be wondering how and what type of septic services your new system will require. This is a quick help for some of the most common septic services. 

  • Septic System Installation- Whether your old system is being replaced or your new-build home is in need of a brand new one, your very first septic service will be the installation.  There are several large parts of the septic system. Unless something causes exceptional damage or you do not perform regular maintenance, a septic system can last up to 30 years. 
  • Septic System Inspection- If you are purchasing an older home, or if you know your septic system is over 15 years old, it is important to get your septic system inspected. An inspection can help you avoid the costs associated with repairing or replacing a system with significant damage. An inspection service will go over the piping, tanks, valves, grease trap, and drain field. If you think your system may be damaged, or if it is not working as you would expect, it is important to schedule a septic system inspection sooner rather than later. 
  • Grease Trap Pumping- Not all septic systems include a grease trap, but if yours does, it may be time to get it pumped.  Grease trap pumping schedules vary based on the size of your grease trap. It is important to remember, however, that a grease trap will not function effectively after it has reached its 25% capacity. This can be a matter of months to several years. If you are unsure about your grease trap, contact us at Clark Septic today. 
  • Septic Tank Pumping- As a good rule of thumb, a septic tank should be pumped every 3-5 years. This can vary greatly based on tank size, number of residents, and if you have a garbage disposal or not. If you are unsure when your tank was last pumped, or if you know it has been several years since your tank has been emptied, it is probably time to have a septic tank pumping service performed.
  • Drain Field Maintenance- Drain fields don’t require too much maintenance unless something causes significant damage.  With drain fields, you will be able to identify if they are not working properly when you notice unusual soaked areas, strong odors, or a backed-up septic system.  Preventative maintenance can be performed up to twice a year for your peace of mind.

For all your septic service needs in the Orlando, FL area, contact us at Clark Septic.