FAQ's | Septic Response | Septic Response


What are some things I should I avoid putting in my septic tank?

There are a host of items that can cause issues with your septic tank system, including; excessive toilet paper, food, litter, cleaning products, feminine products, face wipes, baby wipes and more.

Should I know where my septic tank is located on my property?

Yes you should.Its imperative you know the location of your septic tank and the components of your septic system.

Should I use my garbage disposal?

It's recommended you avoid using your garbage disposal because overuse can dramatically increase the sludge and scum layers in your septic tank; thus leading to more frequent septic tank pumping

Are there tools or alternatives to access my septic tank easier?

If your septic tank lids are 6inches or more below the surface, we recommend allowing our techs to install septic tank risers which extend the original surface of the septic tank and rising it to the surface. This provides seamless access to the septic tank for inspections and saves you money by eliminating septic tank digging and septic tank location fees.

How often should I pump my septic tank?

Typically septic tanks should be pumped every 2-3 years; however, depending on the number of people living in the home or rate of use, you may have to pump your septic tank more frequently.

My septic tank has a filter, how frequently should I clean it?

Not every septic tank has a filter but if your septic tank has a filter, it's best to consider cleaning the filter every 6 to 12 months.

Can I complete all of my laundry on the same day?

No, doing all of your laundry in the same day in conjunction with utilizing showers, toilets, sinks etc; can overwhelm the septic tank system; specifically the septic drain field. Try and doing one load early in the day and the next load later in the day.