Regular maintenance of your septic system will help ensure it operates smoothly for years to come without spending a fortune. With as little as 15 minutes each month, you could save hundreds if not thousands of dollars down the road. Performing basic maintenance on your septic system is important if you want to achieve optimum efficiency.
Your drainage field needs air to operate and must be free of debris (branches, roots, bushes, etc.) as the presence of such obstructive items could prevent it from functioning properly. The drainage field is the most expensive part of a septic system and performing such simple maintenance will save you a lot of trouble.
Regularly check the state of the inlet and outlet of your septic tank. If you can, open the access hatches to the tank, make sure that inlet and outlet pipes are clear of debris. If debris has accumulated around these pipes, simply take a shovel or stick and remove the debris. Such action could prevent future blockages, which could also damage the tank’s inner structure. We recommend that you contact Épursol’s experts before undertaking any septic tank cleaning activity. We will provide you with advice and additional information.
If your septic system includes a pumping station, we recommend that you open it to clean and inspect the interior. You will need to check if wires are loose and clear any unwanted debris that could clog the pump.
Have your septic tank cleaned (pumped) regularly. Most holding tanks should be emptied monthly and other septic tanks should be cleaned every 2 or 3 years. If you neglect this type of tank maintenance, irreparable damage could be done to your septic tank or drainage field.