Why Routine Septic Tank Pumping Can Help You Avoid Major Repairs

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Clean air, a beautiful yard, money–these are all of the things you would have if you maintain your septic system properly. If you don’t, you can say bye-bye to all of those things…especially your money.

There are so many things that can happen if your septic system becomes damaged. It won’t just affect your wallet.

It can cause serious health problems too. To combat this problem, it’s recommended that you get your septic system routine maintenance checked and have someone perform a septic tank pumping service at least every three years. Here’s what you can expect if you don’t have a regular checkup for your septic tank.


Clogs are a common problem among septic systems that are not subject to routine maintenance. Years of neglect causes a build-up of waste that can eventually clog the pipes of your home. At some point, the wastewater from the clogged pipes begins to back up into the home, bubbling up into any area where your pipes run, including showers and tubs, sinks, and even your basement.

The smell is awful, and now you have to pay for expensive repairs. It can get worse and more expensive in certain circumstances.

Drain Field Damage

Your clogged pipes are now affecting your drain field. There are bacteria growing in the clogged pipes, and the water is making its way to the surface to pool on your lawn. It’s unsightly, it smells, and it’s a serious health hazard for you, your family, neighbors, and the general environment.

Unfortunately, drain field repair or replacement can cost thousands of dollars. A damaged drain field could also mean that your septic system needs to be pumped and inspected more frequently.

Hazards To Your Health And The Environment

One of the most important things that you should consider before skipping out on septic system maintenance is your family’s health. Wastewater is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. A working septic system naturally removes the bacteria and other harmful elements.

When it’s not working properly, the waste can contaminate the drinking water that your family and animals consume. Drinking this water could make you more susceptible to contracting serious diseases like hepatitis, intestinal issues, as well as many other illnesses.

There’s also the severe damage that your yard could face if this problem is not tended to quickly.

It’s Not Worth It

Finally, you should consider routine septic system maintenance and septic tank pumping, because it’s just not worth the risk posed to your bank account, home, and family. All Septic & Sewer has been servicing homes in the King, Pierce, and Thurston counties for years.

We are a licensed and insured septic pumping company that has experience working with various kinds of septic issues, including leaks, installation, repair, pumping, and much more.

If you haven’t had a routine maintenance check or septic pumping in years, it’s time to call All Septic & Sewer at any of the following numbers:

King County- (206) 512-3956

Pierce County- (253) 220-5048

Thurston County- (360) 525-9354

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