Common Septic Tank Myths

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Common Septic Tank Myths

Depending on the home you live in, whether it be a new build or an older home, you probably either already have a septic tank or plan on having one installed. Septic tanks can be tricky to take care of, but if you know what your septic tank needs and you know the different signs when it needs a repair, you will be able to stop things before they happen. While you may think you know a lot about your septic tank and what it needs, Septic Blue of Raleigh is always here to help you.

Offering a wide variety of septic services in the Raleigh area, Septic Blue of Raleigh has heard a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to your septic tank. Your family and your neighbors may think they know everything about your septic tank, and while they may offer good advice, their answers may not always be right.

Like most things, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about septic tanks that many people still don’t know the answer to. We found the top 3myths and misconceptions when it comes to your septic tank and today, we’re breaking them down for you.

3 Common Myths and Misconceptions about your Septic Tank

1.  Septic tanks last forever
This is the most common myth we see, and it’s one we have to break down immediately. Even if you take proper care of your septic tank and get it cleaned often, pumped often, or repaired often, it won’t last you forever. Like most things in your home, with proper care and attention, it will last you a long time. If you properly maintenance and care for your septic tank, it can last anywhere from 20-40 years.

2.  Using cleaners eliminates the need for septic tank pumping
Another thing we hear often is people thinking that by using chemical cleaners they think they don’t have to have their tank pumped every 3-5 years. This is false! Believe it or not, these harsh chemical cleaners aren’t good for your septic tank like they say they are. Your septic tank has a balance of different bacteria that help to break down waste, and if you wash those away with chemicals, it can cause more damage. While you can use chemical cleaners as a last resort, you should always have your tank pumped by Septic Blue of Raleigh every 3-5 years.

3.  Building on top of your tank isn’t an issue
Your septic tank is underground and it’s something you don’t ever see. If it’s in your front yard and you’re looking to expand your driveway or add on a front porch, you want to make sure you don’t build on top of your septic tank. Not only will building on top of your septic tank make it impossible for the Septic Blue of Raleigh team to access it, but it will also ruin your drainage field around your tank. Building on top of your septic tank can cause major issues to your home, so make sure you know where it is before you start building!

If you’re looking for more information about your septic tank, call our office today!