Whether you're looking for routine septic cleaning or have a late-night emergency that requires immediate septic pumping, S.O.S Septic is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Properties that have a septic system require septic tank pumping and cleaning. The best way to save yourself from an emergency situation is to regularly schedule septic pumping.

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Allowing your septic system to overfill can damage your septic system, harm the drainfield, and corrupt the integrity of the septic tank. Replacing a septic system can cost 10-25 times more than a septic cleaning service call.

An overfilled septic tank can also backup plumbing fixtures that can lead to water damage to the interior of your home or business, in addition to damaging those plumbing fixtures.

On average, a septic tank needs to be inspected and pumped every 3 to 5 years. Duration between cleanings will depend on the size of the tank, frequency of use, residential vs. commercial, local regulations, and water conservation efforts.

Did You Know? Smart use of your water, fixtures, and appliances can help protect your septic system.

  • Always run your dishwasher with a full load.
  • Always choose the right size load for your washing machine. Don't do a small load on the large-load cycle!
  • Space out your laundry cleaning throughout the week.
  • Don't pour grease, fats, oils, or harmful chemicals down your drains.
  • Eliminate or significantly limit the use of your garbage disposal.
  • Avoid chemical drain cleaners - use a drain snake or call a plumber.
  • Don't flush non-degradable items down your drains, including dental floss, diapers, coffee grounds, etc.
  • Fix plumbing fixture leaks! A running toilet or dripping faucet can overtax your septic sytem over time.
  • Consider choosing high-efficieny fixtures and appliances when they need to be replaced.

Remember, everything you put down your drain or flush down your toilet ends up in your septic tank!

Not sure if your septic tank needs to be pumped? Call S.O.S. Septic today at 941-473-1767 for a septic inspection - we'll help you determine if and how often your septic system needs pumping.