Septic System Maintenance
Helping Businesses & Homeowners Maintain Their Septic Tanks Since 1968
Maintaining your septic system is essential to it lasting for years to come. Coupled with our cleaning service, providing periodic maintenance on your septic involves safely removing the undigested solids, or sludge, from the bottom of the septic tank. We recommend performing this every two to four years depending on size of the tank and usage.
There are many reasons a septic system can fail including: poor soil conditions, soil clogging, high water table, tree roots, physical damage to the components, among other factors. When we perform maintenance on your system, we can check for each of these hazards to ensure your wastewater will flow smoothly away from your home or business.
What can I do to help?
Here are some helpful tips to keep your septic system free and clear for years to come:
Limit the usage of household chemicals such as drain cleaners, laundry detergent and bleach, as excessive usage can be detrimental to your pipes and tank.
Avoid disposing of paint thinners, solvents, and insecticides down the drain as they can kill the natural bacteria in your tank that helps break down waste.
Pouring fats and grease down the drain can also back up pipes and lead to blockages.
Flushable wipes, even brands claiming they are septic safe, have been known to clog pipes as well, and don’t fully break down in the septic tank. This is especially true in smaller systems with less water pressure.