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Septic tanks should be cleaned often to allow proper drainage and to prevent the destruction of your septic trenches, which could result in thousands of dollars in repair costs.

Often times failing septic systems are impossible to repair and must be replaced – and even when they can be repaired, the expense is much greater than that of a simple cleaning.

Don't take that risk. Keep your tank, pipes and trenches in good working order.

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Residential Septic Tank Pumping - Conventional or Gravity Flow Septic Systems

This is by far the most common septic system and typically has the lowest cost of ownership. However it can be heavily affected by rain, and the capacity of its drain field.

Residential systems typically range from 1600 Litres to 4000 Litres, with 1600 Litres being the most common.

We typically recommend pumping these septic systems every 2-4 years depending on how many people are in the home.

Going beyond this time can cause sludge to build up to the point where it starts going out into the drain field. This causes a bio mat to be formed, which blocks absorption and reduces capacity. In many cases this damage is not repairable, and can lead to costly repairs.

Septic Maintenance

Septic servicesIf you own a septic system, it is important that it be properly maintained. How often you need to pump the solids out of your septic tank depends on several major factors:

  • The number of people in your household
  • The amount of wastewater generated (based on the number of people in the household and the amount of water used)

Although your septic tank absorption field generally does not require maintenance, you should adhere to the following rules to protect and prolong its functional life:

  • Do not drive over the absorption field with cars, trucks, or heavy equipment.
  • Do not plant trees or shrubbery in the absorption field area because the roots can get into the lines and plug them.
  • Do not cover the absorption field with hard surfaces, such as concrete or asphalt. Grass is the best cover, because it will help prevent erosion and help remove excess water
  • Do divert surface runoff water from Grey Water, roofs, patios, driveways, and other areas away from the absorption field.

Tank Pumping Chart/ Schedule

These are approximates only and may vary from house to house.

Household Size (number of persons living in the household)

Tank Size (ltrs)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1600

9.1

4.2

2.6

1.8

1.3

1.0

0.7

0.6

2500

15.6

7.5

4.8

3.4

2.6

2.0

1.7

1.4

3000

18.9

9.1

5.9

4.2

3.3

2.6

2.1

1.8

4000

25.4

12.4

8.0

5.9

4.5

2.7

3.1

2.6

  Years between pumping