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Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures that use a combination of nature and proven technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing. Septic systems treat water that drains from the house produced by bathrooms, laundry, and kitchen drains. When it comes to your septic system, it is essential to remember that all water runs out of your house from one main drainage pipe into a septic tank. Many people tend only to associate their septic system with wastewater from the bathroom, and this is a mistake that gets many homeowners into trouble.

What you choose to put down your sink will affect how well your septic system does its job. A septic system is not designed to be a garbage can! As a general rule of thumb, do not dispose of anything in your septic system that can just as easily be put into the trash. One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when it comes to their kitchen and septic system is installing a garbage disposal in the kitchen sink. A garbage disposal system increases the amount of solid waste that enters the septic system by 40%. That is a significant percentage! The more solids that enter the septic tank, the more frequently the tank will need to be pumped, and the higher the risk that problems will arise.

For homes that have a septic system, the only things that should be flushed down the drain or washed down the sink are wastewater and toilet paper. Wastewater in the kitchen includes rinsing dishes after solids have been scraped into a trash can. This also must consist of disposing of grease with the regular garbage. If you drain grease into your kitchen sink, it will harden on the pipes and begin to clog your drains. If it reaches your septic system, the same thing will happen – and you will find yourself with a messy situation where your septic system will not allow waste to pass into the system and backup in your yard.

At Septic Service Pro, we encourage you to properly care for your septic system so that it works properly for you. If you need a repair or pumping service, please contact us. Our excellent reputation for quality is what you need.

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Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

Buford Office

6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 899-6457

Our Customer Reviews

Septic Service Pro


Based on 117 reviews

Jim is a true professional who worked with me over months to identify and correct septic field problems. His positive attitude and helpful discussion in resolving issues is the best I found.


Mike and Shane came out and did an outstanding job on replacing our septic pump. Same day service - and they came out on a Friday evening! Mother's day would not have been very happy if they didn't save the day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


We had our septic tank pumped and baffle tee replaced. The guys were on time, respectful and quick. They cleaned up very well after the job and even fluffed our pine straw to perfection!! We'd recommend these guys without hesitation.


Michael and Shane did an awesome job. Had to pump the septic,install a new baffle tee and tail out line. Very little yard displaced. Will definitely use Septic Service Pro again. Very pleased.


We live in Dawsonville. The crew that came out was very professional. The company owner explained to me the value and the many details about the septic that I did not know, that is why I chose them in the first place. Excellent service. R.McGary


Jim and his crew installed a new leech field for us quickly and professionally at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the permitting and inspections and completed the work in a timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone.


Michael and assistant pointed out a leaking toilet that I didn't know I had (saved me $ there!). They also disturbed very little of the yard to get to the tank. Not the super cheapest but no hard upsell when they got here. Very pleased.


The team was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and FAST to arrive. The bill was extremely reasonable for the work needed to be done. I would HIGHLY recommend Septic Service Pro.


These guys were amazing. Jim and Mike came when they said they would, did the job, explained everything they did. Very courteous,and professional. I am a handicapped person and felt extremely comfortable with them at my home. Thank you!!!!!


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Septic Service Pro Cumming, GA

Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

(678) 899-6457

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6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

(678) 899-6457

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