A malfunctioning septic tank system can result in unsafe conditions at your property. If sewage or foul odors are present, you need to schedule repairs or replacements on your system immediately to prevent potential health issues. Call the professionals at Capital City Septic Services for appointments in Quincy, FL, and the surrounding area. We offer emergency services for an additional fee.
We proudly serve Quincy, FL residents and the neighborhoods of:
- Drake Acres
- Greensboro Folk
- Jefferson St
- Lakeview Point
- Saint Hebron
- St. John’s
You can learn more about Capital City Septic Services to see what makes us the best in the business.
We provide complete septic services to the Quincy area, including:
- Septic tank replacements & installations
- Septic tank repair & maintenance
- Septic tank inspection & troubleshooting
- Septic tank cleaning & pumping
- Drain field repair & maintenance
- Drain field replacement & installation
- Grease trap cleaning & pumping
- Grease trap repair & maintenance
- Grease trap installation & replacement
- Grinder pumps
- Soil & perc testing
How To Prevent Septic Tank Problems
While septic tanks are typically something you don’t want to deal with at your house, fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent problems from occurring. Some ways you can avoid problems are:
- Only flushing waste and toilet paper down the toilet.
- Be careful what you’re putting down your kitchen sink and garbage disposal. Oil, grease, and some types of food can cause problems.
- Be careful not to use excess water in your home. This will limit the amount of time your tank has to break down solid waste.
- Plant grass over your septic tank and drain field. This will let oxygen penetrate the soil above your tank and break down solid matter.
- Have your unit inspected by a professional regularly. This will help identify potential issues.
How Often Should Your Septic Tank Be Pumped?
To keep your septic system working properly – and your family healthy – it’s essential to have your tank pumped frequently. Our experts recommend having your tank pumped at least every three to five years. However, this frequency can depend on a lot of factors:
- The amount of wastewater produced in your home or property.
- The number of people in your household.
- The size of your septic tank.
- The type of cleaners, chemicals, and soaps you put down your drains.
Contact us for septic tank installations and replacements in the Tallahassee Metro Area to schedule an appointment.
Signs Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Replaced
With your septic tank out of sight, out of mind, it can be difficult to know when it needs to be replaced. Some signs you can watch for that indicate a new system needs to be installed are:
- Your toilet stops flushing: When your toilet doesn’t flush, it can indicate your tank is full and needs to be pumped out or that your system needs to be replaced.
- Odors in your yard: If the outside of your property smells like rotten eggs or sulfur, it can indicate raw sewage has seeped out of your tank or pipes.
- Your grass is greener than usual: While this might seem like a good sign, it can signal your yard is getting extra fertilizer and your unit needs to be replaced.
- Soggy areas around your tank: If the area surrounding your tank is flooded or soggy, it can mean there is a leak, and your unit needs to be replaced.
- Drains are slow: If your sinks are draining more slowly than usual, it can indicate an issue with your system.
- You hear gurgling sounds: If you hear gurgling sounds when you flush the toilet, it can mean the tank is full or has issues that indicate your system needs to be replaced.