Pointers for a Longer Lasting System

  • Regular maintenance is essential to get the most out of your systems life span
  • Powdered detergent has a tough time breaking down (liquid detergent is recommended)
  • Be aware of leaking sinks or running toilets, this water usage can add up over a long period of time
  • Avoid putting cooking grease, fats, paint, cigarette filters, feminine products, wipes, paper towels & cat litter down drains or toilets.
  • Be sure to know where the system is located in your yard to avoid driving over any components of the system

Septic System Maintenance Facts

Proper System Maintenance


  • Pump your tank every one (1) to two (2) years.
  • Use liquid detergents.
  • Learn the location of septic tank and components.
  • Use environmentally safe products.
  • Use water sparingly and conserve. Avoid long showers and spread out laundry.
  • Divert roof drains and surface water away from septic systems.
  • Repair running toilets.


  • Dispose cigarette filters, feminine products, baby wipes, paper towels, cat litter, cooking grease or fats, and paint down drains or toilets.
  • Use drain cleaners – drain cleaners kill “good” needed in your system to break down solids naturally.
  • Use powdered detergents, they don’t break down and can re solidify.
  • Do more than a couple loads of laundry a day.
  • Use a garbage disposal
  • Allow anyone to drive or park over any part of the system.