Top 5 Septic System Myths
San Marcos TX Septic Inspector
Myth: you need to “seed” the tank with bacteria for it to work properly.
False: You flush all the bacteria the system needs to work properly.
Myth: Additives eliminate the need for regular pumping.
False: Having your system professionally pumped every 3-5 years is the only way to effectively clean it.
Myth: Septic systems work on their own and don’t need maintenance.
False: Ignoring your septic system can lead to expensive repairs down the road.
Myth: Household chemicals will not harm a septic system.
True & False: Small amounts of chemicals should not harm your system but excessive amounts can harm the organisms that keep the system healthy and working.
Myth: Grass is always greener over the septic tank.
False: The Grass over the drain field is greener because of the moisture and nutrients there.