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Septic Tank Maintenance Services in the Durham Region

If you are looking for a company that offers reliable septic tank maintenance services in the Durham Region and surrounding areas, Coulter Pumping and Jones Pumping is the right choice for you. Every septic tank requires a different maintenance plan. Some need to be checked on annually while some need monthly inspections and maintenance. Factors such as the capacity of the septic tank and the volume of wastewater added will affect the maintenance plan. Our team, with all the training and knowledge, will inspect your septic tank thoroughly and suggest you an appropriate maintenance plan to have it functioning well. Give us a call today to learn more about our weekly and weekend services.

How Often Do You Think of Your Septic System?

Like most people, out of sight means out of mind, so it is usually once a problem arises. Such as:

  • You notice a sewage odour 

  • Your toilets, sinks or showers back up or take unusually long to drain 

  • The grounds around your septic tank or leaching bed are flooded or soggy 

  • The water level in your tank is higher than the outlet pipe

Regular and proper maintenance by our knowledgeable staff helps to ensure good operation of your septic system for many years. View our “Understanding Your Septic System” page for valuable information.

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How Often Should I Get My Septic Tank Pumped?

Determining how often you need to have your tank pumped depends on the size of your tank, and how many people live in your home. Preventative maintenance can save you a lot of money.

Generally, a septic tank should be pumped out at least every 3 years as regular maintenance. If there are 4 or more people residing in the home, more frequent pump outs are required. Please see the chart to the right as a guide.

What Happens If My Septic Tank Is Not Pumped Regularly?

Organic waste, also known as sludge, builds up in the bottom of your septic tank. Over time, if not pumped out regularly, it builds up to the level of the outgoing pipe. It is then carried out to your leaching bed and pipes along with the grey water. As the sludge accumulates out in your bed, it eventually becomes blocked, backs up into your tank and then into your house. Ultimately, your septic bed will need replacing which is very costly but preventable with regular maintenance. Regular pumping of your tank helps to keep it healthy.

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Septic Tank Maintenance Services

Increase the longevity and functionality of your septic tank with your professional maintenance services in the Durham Region.

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