Maintenance & Pumping | Green Valley Environmental Group - Since 1971, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By: Septic Supply Shop  09-12-2011
Keywords: tank, Septic Systems, Septic System

Septic System Maintenance:

Sludge that accumulates at the bottom of the tank must be pumped out about every 2-3 years.  How frequently depends on the Size of the tank, the Number of residents and the Number of litres/day discharged to the septic tank.  There are no additives you can put in the tank to deal with sludge.  It must be pumped out.

Types of Systems Serviced:
Aquarobic Roto Discs Sandfilters
Shallow Buried Trench Systems Conventional Septic Beds Any Type of Aeration System

Septic System Pumping:

Out of sight, out of mind?

Since many septic systems are out of sight, they are sometimes easily forgotten in the process of going about our daily lives. However, our actions or inactions can affect and influence how long, and how well your septic system functions.

When a septic system is not pumped out for a prolonged period of time, the probability that expensive or irreparable damage increases dramatically

  1. Why should I have my septic system pumped?

Pumping out your septic system will:

  • Remove accumulated solids.
  • Help prevent the tile bed from becoming
  • Help prevent sewage backups.
  • Help prevent failure of the septic system.

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