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.