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Septic Tank Maintenance Near You

Bynum Septic Services is the leading provider of septic tank maintenance in the Lilburn and Lawrenceville, GA, areas. Our dedicated team of septic service professionals is a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are happy to teach you how to best care for your septic system in between scheduled septic tank maintenance visits.

We have 13 trucks fully stocked with all the tools and equipment we need to complete your routine septic tank maintenance. We can inspect your septic tank, install and clean filters, and complete any other septic-related services you need. Let us know today how we can assist you with your septic tank maintenance needs!

The Most Common Reasons Septic Systems Fail

Septic systems fail for many reasons, but poor maintenance is at the top of the list! If you invest in top-quality septic tank maintenance, your septic system will last for decades. Our goal at Bynum Septic is to partner with you long-term to prolong the life of your septic system and provide you with exceptional septic tank maintenance services. 

  • Lack of proper maintenance
  • Overuse of the system (common with larger families who use lots of water)
  • Poor soil type
  • Harmful products used at home that are flushed down the toilet or make their way into shower and sink drains
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Septic Tank Maintenance Tip: Control What Goes Down The Drain

Septic tank maintenance starts with awareness of what enters the septic tank. Many items are harmful to septic systems because the bacteria in the septic tank can’t process them. Never flush or rinse these items down a drain:

  • Non-biodegradable items: latex products, dental floss, hair, cat litter, small toys, etc. 
  • Medicines
  • Cosmetics
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Fats, oils, grease, and small bits of food
  • Toxic chemicals: paint, cleaning products, drain cleaners, bleach, etc.

6 Additional Tips For Keeping Your Septic System Working Properly:

  • Don’t overload the septic system by using too much water at one time.
  • Don’t drive vehicles or heavy machinery over the septic tank or drain field.
  • Schedule septic tank pumping every 2-5 years and ask for a leak inspection.
  • Use a bacteria additive to replenish the healthy bacteria in your septic tank.
  • Ask your local septic tank technician to install an effluent filter.
  • Keep detailed septic tank maintenance records- this will help you know when to use additives, and prospective buyers will want the information if you sell your home.

Septic Tank Pumping: An Essential Maintenance Step

One of the most essential septic tank maintenance steps you can take is to schedule septic tank pumping. The non-biodegradable waste that isn’t processed in the septic tank forms sludge. Over time, this sludge and scum from unprocessed fats, oils, and grease, build up in the septic tank. Septic tank pumping is the only way to remove the sludge and scum, which will cause blockages in the drain field if not removed in a timely manner. Bynum Septic offers septic tank pumping as part of our septic tank maintenance services. 

Contact Us For Septic Tank Maintenance

We work hard daily to ensure our clients’ septic systems are working at full capacity. Once we complete a septic system installation, we’re in it for the long haul! We know that proper septic tank maintenance will keep your septic system running efficiently for years to come, and we want to make that happen. If you need septic tank maintenance and live near Lilburn or Lawrenceville, GA, contact us today! We’d love to hear from you. 


Can I do all my laundry on the same day if I have a septic system?

Instead of doing all your laundry in one day, try breaking it up between 2-3 days throughout the week. Using too much water at once can overload the septic system and flood your drain field.

The best toilet paper for septic tanks dissolves quickly, is chlorine-free, and is not ultra-plush or thick. Here are 5 brands of toilet paper that homeowners enjoy and are safe for septic systems:

  • Cottonelle Ultra CleanCare Soft Toilet Paper
  • Angel Soft Toilet Paper
  • Scott Rapid-Dissolving Toilet Paper
  • Seventh Generation White Toilet Paper 100% Recycled
  • Caboo Tree Free Bamboo Toilet Paper

A saturated leach/drain field commonly occurs following heavy rainfall. The soil around the leach field is unable to soak in the septic water, which could rise to the surface. Try to limit water usage until the soil dries out.

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