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Most likely you arrived here at this page because you have a concern with the septic tank system on your property. Martin Septic Services is the area’s most experienced and trusted septic tank company. We service most of Southwest Florida, especially where we are based in Charlotte County Florida. While searching online, you will find lots of information about septic tanks, included when and how often they should be cleaned. So company’s promise their products can reduce the frequency of tank clean outs. One this is for certain, regular checks and inspections on your septic system will keep it functioning properly. Here are a few common questions people ask about septic tanks.

Why You Should Clean Your Septic Tank?

The tank part of your septic system, really is just that, a holding tank. Here all the solids which enter your septic system are separated from the water. The water is then pumped or gravity fed into the drain field. This is where natural biological organisms clean and treat the water, while allowing it to naturally be absorbed by the ground. The solids on the other hand are stored in the tank part of your system. Over time the tank will slowly fill up with solids. Periodically your tank will need to be cleaned and inspected to keep it running properly. If you don’t clean your tank out on a regular basis, you may find your toilets and drains unable to drain or slow to drain, a sure sign your septic tank needs to be inspected by professionals.

How Often Should I Clean My Septic Tank?

First, the cleaning of a septic tank needs to be completed by a licensed professional. This is not a do it yourself project! You need to talk to a septic professional for this answer. The reason is simple, every house, septic system and use are different. One of the key factors is how much use your septic tank gets on a daily basis. The size of your family may be a factor. This includes the number of baths, showers, loads of laundry and more. Even the use of a garbage disposal can make a difference. If you have had your septic tank cleaned in the past, make sure to note the date, especially if you call a different company to clean it the next time. Knowing how often it was cleaned in the past, may help you to avoid problems when it’s most inconvenient. When you call Martin Septic and we come out and clean your tank, we can usually give you a good estimate and can even schedule a future clean out. All our clean outs come with an inspection by our trained specialists to make sure we don’t see an issue that needs attention.

How Much Does Septic Tank Cleaning Cost?

Cleaning out your septic tank here in Charlotte County can vary. When you call Martin Septic we can give you an estimate based on your septic tank system, location and size. Cleaning a septic tank is only a fraction of the cost of repairing damage to a tank, along with emergency service fees that can be avoided with regular service.

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