The Septic Tank Man

A septic tanks resource for homeowners

Month: July 2023

When Should You Call for Septic Cleaning and Pumping Services

Cleaning your septic tank involves the pumping out of both liquid and solid contents to prevent the buildup of sludge and scum. This also helps in removing non-biodegradable waste.
In Canada, it’s a legal requirement to have your septic tank cleaned periodically, with the exact frequency depending on the laws of your specific province or territory. Due to the potentially hazardous gases produced by septic tanks, it’s essential to leave this task to certified septic service professionals.
Understanding Septic Services
Before diving into the specifics of septic tank cleaning, it’s useful to clarify …

Tips for Properly Maintaining Your Septic Tank to Make It Last Longer

Septic tanks are essential components of rural and suburban wastewater treatment systems, providing a self-contained way to manage household waste.
While relatively low-maintenance, these systems do require regular attention to ensure their longevity and functionality.
If you want to properly maintain your septic tank, here are some tips you want to follow:
Regular Inspection and Pumping
The most crucial aspect of maintaining a septic tank is having it inspected and pumped by a professional every 3-5 years. The frequency depends on various factors, such as the tank’s size, the number of people in the …