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Maintaining Your Septic System


Providing regular maintenance such as inspection, pumping the Septic Tank and taking care of any minor repairs to your Septic System can and will save you thousands of dollars in the future should your system fail.

There are many things you can do yourself to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your Septic System, by monitoring for signs of failure. Some of the things to watch for are:
  • Any visual signs of sewage in your yard
  • Soft or mushy ground over your Septic Field
  • Slow or backed-up drains
  • Any unpleasant sewer odours either indoors or outside
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Should you become aware of any of the above tale-tale signs contact our expert right away. We are trained and have the proper equipment to accurately evaluate the problem before it becomes unrepairable. Feel free to call us at any time to answer your questions: 250-695-6516

Every 3 - 5 years your Septic Tank should be pumped out, depending on the size of your tank. When Septic Tanks are not pumped out on a regular basis scum and sludge levels in the Septic Tank become so high there is insufficient space in the tank for liquids. This results in solids or grease entering into the drain field. Raw sewage and waste waters must be retained in the Septic Tank long enough for Biological Decomposition to occur. Three days detention is normal.

A strong perfumed lye soap solution and stiff brush works well for exposed surfaces.

A nose clip may be required for this task.


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