The general rule of thumb is every three to five years, though factors such as the size of your household, long-term guests, inadequate bacteria levels in the system and a improperly working leaching fields can speed up that time frame. If you're not sure, call us out for an inspection.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF
Pooling water near leaching field and beyond
Foul odor emitting from tank or leaching field vicinity
Drains draining slowly
Sewage backup in drains and toilets
Grass around leaching field is exceptionally green
HOW DO I LOCATE MY SEPTIC SYSTEM?
Most newer septic systems will have access lids that are visible near ground level. If there is no access lid or other visible signs of a tank, it's often helpful to contact your county's environmental management office or simply give us a call and we'll help you locate your system.
SINKS AREN'T DRAINING. IS MY TANK FULL?
It may or may not be. Generally, if only one drain is slow but the rest in your house are okay, it's going to be a clogged drain. We'd recommend a plunger. If all of your drains are slow however, it's probably a pretty good time to get your tank checked.