Septic System Maintenance - The Do List
Septic System Maintenance ... be pro-active
Pumping septic tank. Regular pumping of the septic tank every 2 to 4 years is recommended for most residential systems.
Filter maintenance. If your septic tank has an outlet filter, you should have it inspected and maintained at least once every year.
Pump tank inspections. If your system has a pump tank, annual (or more frequent) pump tank inspections are recommended. In some states regular pump tank inspections are required.
Grease tank (trap) inspections. These only apply to certain commercial properties.
Complete septic system inspections. Periodic inspections are required by some states and many states require septic system inspection for the sale of a property. Be aware of the requirements in your state. See also Septic System Inspections
Maintain the vegetation over your drain field.
Divert drainage runoff away from your drain field.
Record Keeping. Keep records of septic system that include:
Location Sketch/Plan ...more
Pumping records ...more
Inspection Reports ...more