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Septic Tank Clearing


For many households, septic tank clean outs (removal of crust and sludge) will be approximately every 3 - 5 years, but the timing depends on...

- the age and capacity of the system, 

- how many people use it,

- and what goes into it.


Ideally, nothing other than sewage and toilet paper.

Definately NOT items like coffee grounds, cooking fats, cigarette butts, sanitary products or WET WIPES.



Routine pumping can help prevent system failure and increase the longevity of your septic system.


Don't use excessive amounts of household chemicals - they kill the bacteria working in your tank. Normal cleaning is fine.


If you notice a constant foul odour, slow draining or drains backing up, these are telltale signs that your septic tank needs pumping. When in doubt, call and ask...