Septic Maintenance

Septic system are often out of site and out of mind, but the longevity of your on-site septic system relies heavily on how you care for it: 

  • Complete routine maintenance based on recommendations for your OSS system type
  • Monitor what goes into your system
  • Protect the system from surface water and drainage toward the septic system, drainfield or reserve area
  • Schedule regular pumping for your septic tank 

Signs of Septic System Failure

  • You smell foul odors or find wet spots leaking sewage near the septic tank or drainfield
  • Bathtubs, showers, and sinks are draining very slowly
  • Water and sewage from toilets, drains, and sinks are backing up into the home
  • Bright green, spongy lush grass over the septic tank or drainfield, even during dry weather

Tips and Resources for Homeowners

Helpful Videos

There are several types of septic system professionals which can provide different services throughout the different stages of a septic systems lifetime.  Find out more information on Hiring a Septic System Professional