Keep Your Septic System Healthy
Septic systems have an average lifespan between 15-40 years. How long a system lasts depends on a number of factors – a significant one being how well it is maintained. Like any type of system, your septic system requires inspections and repairs over the course of its lifetime to keep it running at an optimal level.
Protecting your septic system:
- Inform your guests about the unique needs of a septic system – Family gatherings during the summer and the holidays mean a sudden increase in the use of the septic system. Remind your guests that food particles, feminine products, bleach, detergent, wipes, paper towels, plastics, and heavy chemicals should not be flushed or sent down the drain.
- Schedule regular inspections – A full septic system inspection should be done annually. At SepTech, we conduct a complete on-site analysis and report to detect potential issues. All recommended maintenance helps prevent the problem from becoming a full system replacement.
- Don’t ignore small issues – Surfacing sewer water in the field, freezing in winter, slow drains, alarms, and foul odours are telltale signs of a septic system that needs your attention. If we can identify problems early enough to have them repaired, you can save yourself a lot of money and stress.
In a climate like Alberta’s, there are many seasonal septic issues to consider, including freezing in the winter months and flooding during spring. While every season has its risk, we can help reduce your chances of needing an emergency repair or service during a frigid winter night or in the middle of a storm. If it’s been a while since your last septic system inspection, now is a good time to schedule a full system inspection with SepTech Canada.