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Do I Really Need a Septic Management Plan?

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Do you have a septic management plan?

My commodes are flushing and everything is staying where it’s supposed to, so my septic system is fine, right? This is the mentality of many Hill Country septic system owners, and it can lead to neglecting proper septic system maintenance. If you want to keep your septic system working properly, you need a septic management plan.

What is a septic management plan?

Don’t worry, you don’t need to break out the spreadsheets or write out anything lengthy — all you need to do is dedicate yourself to getting your septic system pumped and serviced routinely.

Aerobic systems require more maintenance than conventional septic systems, but the main thing to remember is to schedule a septic pumping every 3-5 years.

Choose a reliable septic maintenance provider and ask if they send out reminders when it’s time to service your septic tank.

3 reasons to have a septic maintenance plan

Protect public health

This means your health, your kids’ health, your pets’ health, and your neighbors’. Non-maintained septic systems can lead to public health problems. Overflowing septic tanks, seepage from drainfield, untreated effluent from aerobic systems, etc., can cause serious illness.

Protect the environment

Wastewater must be treated before it is returned to the environment. If your septic system or aerobic system isn’t being properly maintained, the level of treatment is greatly decreased when the effluent gets to the disposal portion of the system — this can lead to contamination of local drinking water.

Keep your septic system working better, longer

Maintaining your septic system can help catch problems early and can increase the “life” of your septic system. Keep in mind that septic “pumping” and “cleaning” may mean different things to a provider.

We are septic system experts

If you think you may have fallen behind on your septic system maintenance plan, contact us today to discuss your options and schedule a cleaning and inspection.

For 86+ years, Van Delden Wastewater Systems has withstood the test of time as the leading Wastewater System company, providing San Antonio, Boerne, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country with services you can count on now and in the future. 

Call us for any of your wastewater systems needs and let our professionals help you with your septic installation and maintenance requirements: 210.698.2000 (San Antonio) or 830.249.4000 (Boerne).

2 thoughts on “Do I Really Need a Septic Management Plan?

  1. Hi Pam & Garrett,
    We are due for a septic pumping. It’s never been done & we moved here in 2008.
    I don’t know if you come out here to
    Medina Lake.
    If you do, how much do you charge?
    Hope you & your family are well.

    • Hi LaNell,
      It’s Courtney. We hope you and your family are doing well also! We do service Medina Lake. Give me a call at your convenience (ask for me) and we can discuss pricing. I look forward to talking with you!

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