We have all been in a situation where we’ve gone to someone for one service only to be told we need something extensive and costly. An oil change becomes a timing belt replacement or gutter cleaning becomes a new roof. It is challenging to know if you truly need the repair or if they are just trying to upsell you to make more profit for themselves. If you have been putting off septic system maintenance because you fear you’ll be told you have septic tank problems, keep in mind that neglecting your system is the surefire way to end up needing a costly repair! Here are some tips that can help you trust the advice you are given should you be told you need septic tank repair.
- Develop a relationship with the septic company. Loyalty goes both ways. A company that sees you as a loyal customer is less likely to try to talk you into something you don’t really need. They are more concerned with keeping you as a customer than making a fast buck. They will also be more diligent about letting you know about small septic tank problems before they can become costlier to resolve.
- Go with companies that have been around a long time. There are two reasons for this. The first is that a new company might misdiagnose an issue due to inexperience. The second is that one that has been around for a couple of decades has stood the test of time and has earned the trust of the community. They aren’t going to risk their reputation by steering customers wrong about septic tank problems.
- Consider a company that doesn’t do repairs. If the company only maintains septic systems and turns any repairs over to a third party, they have nothing to gain by telling you that you have septic tank problems if you don’t. You can feel confident they won’t try to upsell you on a costly repair. They can handle the types of septic tank problems that come from needing it pumped out and cleaned which is quite often the main issue.
Here at American Waste Septic, we have provided quality septic services for over 25 years. We have a reputation for honesty, integrity, and quality. Our experience allows us to quickly assess and diagnose your septic tank problems and let you know if a pump-out is all that is needed. We do not do septic tank repairs and find that often they are unnecessary. Call us today with any questions you may have.