Frequently Asked Questions

Our experts recommend having your septic tank pumped at least every three to five years. However, this can vary depending on the size of your household and how much water you use. If you have a larger family, you may need to have your tank pumped more frequently.
When a crack develops in your septic tank, a technician will first inspect it to determine if it can be repaired and how severe it is. If it’s repairable, the expert will then first pump out and clean the tank. Then they will let it dry before applying concrete filler to the cracks. Once the cracks are successfully treated, the tank can be used again.
The average septic tank system has a lifespan of between 20 and 30 years. This can vary depending on the amount of use the system gets, and how well maintained it is.
When selecting products to use in your septic tank, it’s essential to choose safe solutions that will not harm your system. The best options are biological additives, like bacteria and extracellular enzymes. These will promote a natural ecosystem without disrupting the drain field or contaminating the groundwater. Be sure to follow the directions completely before adding any products to your tank. If you have any questions about the safety or effectiveness of a product, please reach out to our experts at Capital City Septic Services.
When choosing a location for your septic tank, you should ideally select a spot on level ground - on high ground, if possible. You should avoid areas with steep slopes or near tree roots. When picking a spot for your drain field, make sure to avoid areas of dense clay.
The most common cause of septic system failures is lack of maintenance and care. This can include failing to pump and clean the tank as recommended about every three to five years. Schedule services with a professional to ask about what maintenance you should be performing on your system, and how often it should be pumped or cleaned.

Does your septic tank need to be repaired or replaced? Call Capital City Septic Services at 850-536-6919 for services in Tallahassee, FL. We offer personalized solutions!