A healthy home starts with a healthy septic system, owning a home or business that is on septic is very different from a building on city sewer. You must be mindful of your system, paying attention to your usage, what you can and not flush or put down your drains. Be sure to check out our Do’s & Don’ts page to find out more about this!
Don't Know Where Their Septic Is
Don't Maintain Their System
Don't Know What Is Okay To Put In Their System
Have Never Pumped Their Tanks
A septic tank filter is designed to protect the secondary treatment system (Drainfield) from being plugged up, or filled with solids discharging from the septic tank. Small particles, debris, coffee grounds, etc., pass through the tank and into the drainfield, clogging up the draining holes and commencing failure of your system. Gravity Effluent Filters are designed for use on septic tanks that gravity discharge to a drainfield (conventional system). Pressure Filters also exist and are designed for use on systems with a submersible pump or lift station.
Be mindful of how much water you use and of what you are putting down the drain! Taking care of your system can prevent early failure and keep you from having to replace it. Never build on top of your system, including slabs, parking, sheds, putting up a fence, or any other type of weight on top of your system. If you are unsure if you need to pump we can inspect your system and let you know!