Septic tanks in Napa aren’t always at the top of your mind. Unless you have a septic tank and it stops working, you probably rarely think about them at all. But there are a lot of myths that come alongside septic tanks and if you believe them, you might make mistakes in caring for your tank. Listen to the professionals and avoid buying into myths that won’t serve you well.
Myth: Old Tanks Need Additives To Operate Efficiently
There is no such thing as a septic tank additive that will actually make your tank “like new,” even if some of them might claim as much. Additives also don’t clean out your tank as they claim. There’s really nothing that can take the place of regular pumping and maintenance. Some of the solids in the septic tank can’t be broken down and those can add up over time. Having the tank pumped on a regular basis, as recommended based on the size your household, is in everyone’s best interest.
Myth: Household Cleaners Are Harmless
While that may be true for some systems, it’s definitely not for systems that have a septic tank. You may not break the whole system down with a little cleaning fluid, but if you pump things like anti-bacteria soap down the drain on a regular basis, eventually, it will have an impact. You need bacteria in the system to keep it operating well. Flushing and draining chemicals and cleaners away from your house can kill that bacteria off and cause a major issue in your septic tank.
Myth: Preventative Maintenance Is Expensive
You need to look at this myth with the right perspective. Preventative maintenance costs far less than a septic tank fail and a major emergency. You need to be proactive about maintenance in order to prevent something much larger from occurring. Septic disasters aren’t good times to pump out the tank and those emergency repairs are going to be way more expensive than regular maintenance checks.
Myth: American Sanitation Inc Just Deals With Portable Toilets
This myth is more for fun. While American Sanitation Inc can certainly take care of portable toilet needs, we also deal with septic tank maintenance and repairs. We offer competitive pricing, friendly, experienced technicians, and prompt service for any septic tank needs.
If you want to learn more about septic tanks in Napa, the professionals at American Sanitation Inc. are here to help. Give us a call with your questions at (707) 554-8258. We’ll let you know whether some of the things you’ve heard are myths or the real deal. We can also come out and inspect your tank, maintain it, or pump it out quickly and effectively. Our fully licensed and bonded business is at your beck and call whenever you need us. We’re located at 1729 Action Avenue, Napa, CA 94559 and we urge you to watch your septic system for slow drainage. Give us a call in emergency situations, of course, but try to call sooner to prevent larger issues from ever happening.