If you are confused about how your home’s septic system works and how to keep it performing efficiently, don’t feel bad. There is a plethora of bad information out there shared by well-intentioned people that don’t realize the advice they got from a friend of a friend isn’t accurate. The best way to separate myth from fact is to talk to a professional septic company. In the meantime, here are a few of the most common myths that are floating around.

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  • Myth #1 – Some septic systems do not need to be pumped out. Don’t believe this one or you’ll be paying for a replacement system many years ahead of schedule. There has never been a system that doesn’t need the sludge and other waste removed, and your septic company is your best resource for how often it should be done.
  • Myth #2 – One septic company is the same as any other. Have you ever known any service industry in which everyone did a great job? Probably not, so why would hiring a quality septic company be any different? A new company can lack experience, and a disreputable one can cost you money by not pumping out your septic tank thoroughly. Choose one that has been in business for a while and has a reputation for honesty and fair pricing.
  • Myth #3 – You can flush or put anything you want down the drain if you have the tank pumped more often. Unless you plan to have your septic tank pumped several times a year and don’t care about the increased risk of a backup, you should talk to your septic company about what you should not introduce to the system. Only biodegradable products are safe, and there is a long list of things that can put your system at risk.

Here at American Waste Septic, we are happy to advise you about keeping your septic system in top condition. We have been the trusted septic company for this area for more than 25 years because we believe in doing things right and supporting our customers with honest assessments and information. We provide emergency septic services, septic tank pumping, septic tank inspections, and can accurately diagnose septic tank problems. Feel free to call us to learn more or schedule septic services for your home or business.