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Myths and Facts about Septic Tanks in Northern Virginia

MYTH: Once a septic tank is installed, it will work forever without maintenance.

FACT: Septic tanks – as with all parts of the septic system – will fail without proper maintenance.



MYTH: Septic System additives take the place of having the septic tanks in Northern Virginia pumped.

FACT: Expert have found that septic system additives do not keep a system "healthy" and definitely do not take the place of regular maintenance on septic tanks or septic systems in Northern Virginia.



MYTH: Household chemicals, such as disinfectants, medicines, paint thinner, etc. are not harmful septic tanks in Northern Virginia.

FACT: Septic tanks and leaching systems are full of living organisms that make the septic system work. Normal household cleaners that are introduced into the septic system in moderation will not adversely affect it. Excessive amounts of these products can have a detrimental effect on the organisms.



MYTH: If you are not having problems with your septic tank in Northern Virginia, don't worry about it.

FACT: A septic system in Northern Virginia needs to be maintained on a regular basis. If it is allowed to get to the "problem" stage, the system may already be at the point where costly repairs will be necessary.



MYTH: Regular maintenance of a septic system in Northern Virginia is more expensive then fixing the system once it has failed.

FACT: It costs much less to take care of septic tanks, and prevent septic systems failures in Northern Virginia, than it is to correct failures.

Want to know the truth about caring for septic tanks in Northern Virginia? Contact the experts at SES. Based in Warrenton, Virginia, SES offers septic tank cleaning and septic system maintenance in Northern Virginia, as well as 24-hour emergency response for septic system malfunctions. We've been inspecting, servicing, maintaining, and repairing septic systems for residential and commercial customers in Northern Virginia since 1987.

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  • Virginia Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association
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SES is one of only three businesses to be licensed as a Responsible Management Entity. Loudoun County Virginia was the first in the Nation to establish requirements for an RME based on EPA recommendations. SES manages several communities required to have an RME.

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