Say goodbye to pumping your septic tank every few years! This alluring promise is what companies selling septic additives want you to believe. They claim that their secret blend of microbes and enzymes can completely digest sewage, making the need for pumping a thing of the past. But is this too good to be true? Let’s explore the no-pump myth and separate fact from fiction.
Do you find the idea of using an additive in your septic tank tempting? It’s worth considering the risks involved and understanding that these formulas are usually based on hope rather than science. Ignoring the importance of proper pump-outs can lead to the accumulation of indestructible sludge in your tank, which can eventually cause substantial problems. (See image below)
Have you ever wondered what happens to all the amazingly nasty stuff that accumulates at the bottom of a septic tank? Well, get this – additive manufacturer’s would have you believe there’s an additive that can actually break down everything from hair to nail clippings to straight up fat.
We’d tell you they are wrong, and those additives can actually do more harm than good. Regular pump outs are the only way to be sure to rid your tank of the indigestible solids that could eventually clog your system.
Don’t get bogged down with septic tank issues – keep it flowing smoothly with regular pumping! Did you know that having your tank emptied every couple of years is not only the most efficient, but also the most wallet-friendly way to maintain your septic system? Don’t let a backed-up system mess with your lifestyle – give your septic tank the care it needs! This image is a great example of a septic system that has not been properly maintained and as you can see we had to use an excavator to scoop our the sludge.