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FAQ: 3 Septic Tank Myths Busted December 6, 2016

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FAQ: 3 Septic Tank Myths Busted, Gig Harbor Peninsula, Washington

Whether you recently had a septic tank installed or have used one for years, dispelling septic myths is necessary to avoid unpleasant complications. Work with the septic plumbing experts at Hemley’s Septic Tank Cleaning to keep your system operational and efficient. The family-owned service has proudly served the residents and businesses of Pierce, Kitsap, and Mason Counties in Washington since 1962.

Septic Tank FAQ

What Shouldn’t You Put In A Septic Tank?

septic-tankKeep commercial cleaners, yeast, and water out of your septic system, as it makes any problems worse. Adding yeast or a chemical cleaner to the tank negatively affects the chemical balance and creates more buildup. Adding more water to your malfunctioning system may also result in a septic plumbing disaster. It can easily overtax the system and cause severe sewage problems.

Should You Still Schedule Pumping & Maintenance When The Tank Is Operational?

Request septic tank pumping as part of routine maintenance from Hemley’s Septic Tank Cleaning. Even if your system appears to be running smoothly, regular pumping and inspections can identify any issues that will cause major problems in the future so you can rectify them promptly. Septic systems generally last between 20 and 40 years, with routine maintenance helping your system last as long as possible.

If The Septic Tank Is Working, Do You Need To Worry About The Drain Field?

have your drain field as well as your septic tank inspected to maintain an operational system. The drain field is where most of the waste clearing process occurs. You cannot resolve a clogged drain field by septic pumping alone, and it will require a comprehensive evaluation to determine the next step.

For more information about septic tanks, drain cleaning, and related services in Gig Harbor, WA, call Hemley’s Septic Tank Cleaning at (800) 699-7854. You can also visit the website for a complete list of services.

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