Septic Maintenance

Septic system are often out of sight 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 on-site sewage system (OSS) 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 & 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.