Septic System Care

Taking Care of Your Septic Tank in Eastern Ontario

Valley Sanitation Services Ltd. has rounded up a few tips to help you maintain your septic tank in Eastern Ontario.

  • Pump your tank on a regular basis, usually every 3 to 5 years
  • Conserve water
  • Spread out water use (don’t do all of your laundry at once)
  • Do not put anything heavy on top of your septic tank as it can cause damage
  • Do not build on top of your septic tank or tile field
  • Don’t flush chemicals (bleach, cleaners, and pesticides) as it may destroy the necessary bacteria
  • Don't flush anything non-biodegradable (diapers, wipes, cigarettes) as they can clog the pipes
  • Use septic safe products
  • It is not recommended to connect water softeners to your septic system
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