CARE AND MAINTENANCE
A Septic System treats your waste water and sewage if you are not connected to a municipal water system. If properly designed and maintained, a septic system can provide long-term effective treatment of household waste water. Maintaining the Septic System is the responsibility of the homeowner. Keep reading for some best practices regarding the Care and Maintenance of your Septic System.
Have your system inspected at least every 3 years by a professional and your tank pumped as recommended (usually every 3-5 years).
The more water you conserve, the less water enters the septic system. Monitoring how much water you use can improve the operation of your system and reduce the risk of failure. Don't run multiple water using appliances at once, take shorter showers and don't ignore leaky faucets.
. Protect your Drain Field
Find out where your drain field is located and avoid parking cars, trailers or other heavy items on the septic field. Keep the area clear of tree roots, blackberry bushes and other debris or garbage.
DO NOT FLUSH:
- Chlorine or bleach based products
- Fats or greases
- 'Flushable' wipes
- Napkins or paper towel
- Feminine hygiene products
- Cotton swabs or pads
- Paints or varnishes
- Cat litter
- Cigarette butts
DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING EXCEPT TOILET PAPER
Please contact our department if you notice any gurgling sounds in drains or pipes, flushing problems, foul odours, slow drains or plumbing backups in your home. We are happy to take your call anytime during business hours.