Every three to five years, depending on the number of people in your household.
Should I put additives in my septic system?
Yes. Why? Because it enhances your natural bacteria.
It is necessary for the tank to be full. It is designed to operate full for proper water solid separation.
No. Some materials in your tank are not biodegradable and they must be pumped out.
My system backed up for the first time in many years. Why should I start maintaining it now?
Even though backup may have been caused by broken pipes or tree roots intruding your lines, it is possible this backup is due to system failure.
The drainage in my house is sluggish and sometimes backs up. I also sometimes have a foul odor and mushy ground in my backyard. Are these signs of septic failure?
These may or may not be signs of septic system failure. Contact us to discuss these problems.