5 Advantages of a Septic System

You might think we’re biased here at Express Septic Services but there are many advantages to septic systems. They aren’t as bad as you think, especially if you take care of them. The best thing about septic systems is they put you in control of your household septic waste, and if you’ve ever dealt with a sewage municipality, you know how difficult and unreliable they can be. Here are five septic system advantages.


A septic system is friendly to the environment. Leaking sewer lines contaminate groundwater and turn your household water into a serious health hazard. Septic systems reduce sewage pollutants naturally and, as long as you keep your system maintained, pose less risk of leaks and other dangerous problems.

Lower Water Bills

Your septic system is independent of your local water utility company. You may have a water bill for the water that flows into your home through the faucets, but your septic system is separate from that. It handles both the solid waste and wastewater through an underground system in your back yard.

Easy Maintenance

The average household needs its septic tank pumped every three to five years. Annual cleanings and inspections prevent trouble within the system and can extend the pump duration even longer. A septic system is easy to maintain, unlike sewage lines which can cost a pretty penny to unclog or replace.

Long Lifespan

Speaking of main sewer lines, your septic system can last as long as 40 years – that’s right. Forty years. Your main sewage line isn’t going to last that long, especially if tree roots damage it. Many people never have to replace their septic system. They simply maintain it and get decades of use out of it.


Do you want to rely on your city’s sewer system? Think about the residents of Flint, Michigan. Your septic system is, as we mentioned above, independent of city sewage treatment. It has its own filtration system that has proven reliable for years. You don’t have to worry about city sewage contamination.

The Key

Naturally, the caveat to all of this is you do have to take care of your septic system. If you fail to do so, it will fail itself and you could end up with an environmental mess in your back yard. Maintain your system properly to avoid sewage backup into your home or on your property.

Call Express Septic Services today for a septic system inspection and maintenance visit. We have customers in Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg, SC.

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