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Septic Myths

Myths About Septic Tanks

There is a lot of information about septic tanks. While there is a lot of helpful information, it is important to be aware of the fact that there are a lot of myths about them. It is important to clear up myths about septic tanks.

Myth: Repairing a Septic Tank is Cheaper Than Pumping It 

Fact: It can be expensive to have your septic tank pumped every few years. However, having your septic tank pumped is still a lot more cheaper than having it repaired. Many sump pump repairs are the result of a lack of maintenance. That is why pumping your septic tank can eliminate the need for repairs.

Myth: You do Not Have to Pump Your Septic Tank if You use Yeast 

Fact: You will not solve septic tank problems by putting yeast in the septic tank. In fact, you will make problems worse by putting yeast in your septic tank. Yeast can cause an imbalance in the septic tank. This can cause more things to build up inside of your septic tank.

Myth: If My Septic Tank is Full, Then It is Time to Pump It 

Fact: Your septic tank may look full, but it may not be time to pump it yet. A four-person family can fill a septic tank up in just four days. That is why it is best to do a solid test to determine if the septic tank needs to be pumped.

Myth: My Septic Tank Will Last Forever 

Fact: There are some septic tanks that have lasted over 50 years. However, some septic tanks may not last a year. Septic tanks typically last anywhere from 20 to 40 years. Keep in mind that you can increase the lifespan of your septic tank by making sure that it receives regular maintenance.

Myth: If it is not Broke, Then Don’t Fix It 

Fact: Many people have an if it is not broke, then it does not need to be fixed mentality. That mentality may work when it comes to many things. However, this does not work when it comes to your septic tank. Your septic tank requires regular maintenance and inspections even if you do not notice that something is wrong with it.

If your septic tank goes unattended for a long period of time, then you will likely have a septic emergency. Your septic tank will overflow and cause many other issues.