Maintaining Your System

A conventional septic system is required by the state of Ohio to be inspected every 10 years, and an aeration system is required to be inspected every year. It is recommended that your septic tank be pumped every 3 to 4 years. 

Four majors factors influence the frequency of septic pumping:

  • Household size
  • Total waste water generated
  • Volume of solids in waste water
  • Septic tank size


Your septic system is not a trash can. Never flush:

  • Cooking grease or oil
  • Flushable wipes
  • Feminine products
  • Diapers
  • Cigarette butts
  • Coffee grinds
  • Cat litter
  • Paper towels
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Household chemicals


For more information on simple ways to maintain your system, click the link below.

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