Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I pump my septic tank?
It is recommended that you pump your septic tank every 3 - 5 years.

How often should I pump my grease trap? 
Pumping of a grease trap is regulated by the city in which the grease trap is located. Additionally, how often you pump it depends greatly on the amount of grease being used and the size of the grease trap. Check with your city for further information. 

What causes my septic system/sewer system to back up into my house?
Many things can cause your septic system to malfuntion. The most common things are: roots growing into the line, sludge and/or grease build up, flushing objects through the septic system that are not ​biodegradable. 
​It is important to keep in mind that there are many factors to your septic system working properly, some of them are: amount of recent rainfall, how old the system is, and the amount of field lines that are connected to your home.  

Is there anything I can do to prevent my septic system/sewer system from backing up? 
Over time your septic/sewer system can have roots and build up prevent the system from working properly. It is recommended that you maintain  your septic system by having your septic tank pumped every 3 - 5 years. Depending on the condition of your sewer line, you may consider cleaning your sewer system once per year as general maintenance. Additionally, you can clean your washer, kitchen sink lines as well as, having your inside lines cleaned on a preventatvie basis.