How often should I clean my septic system?
We recommend once every 2 years for households with 1-3 people and once a year for households with 4-5 people. Greater than 6 people per household, we recommend at least every 6 months. What are the consequences if I ignore regular maintenance?
Overtime unmaintained systems accumulate sludge build-up that can increase the possibly of a very unpleasant backup in your home and/or total system failure. What are signs of a failing system?
Back-ups into the house Over-filled septic tank Water leaching out of the ground around the absorption area Lush patches of grass around absorption area Water seepage from the inspection ports or clean-out ports What is the average life expectancy of a septic system?
Depends on the type of septic system installed.
How do I protect myself from purchasing a house with a bad or failed septic?
The best way is to get a secure septic inspection by a certified contractor using your state's report and guidelines.