septic tank install

The Economics of Regular Septic Pumping

For most home owners your septic tank is “out of sight, out of mind”.

If you ignore your septic tank system for years the cost to repair your septic system could be $20,000 - $30,000.

Why do you think that during the sale of a home the “buyer” wants a licensed professional to inspect the septic system prior to closing?

This inspection is often a requirement of the mortgage company before they will advance funds.

With today’s environmental laws you are required to keep your septic system in proper working order at all times.

In the province of Quebec it is law that you pump your septic system every 2 years. How long before Ontario is doing the same?

Septic Pumping tip: Septic systems installed before 1992 should be pumped every 2 to 3 years, septic systems installed after 1992 can be pumped every 3 to 5 years. The difference being updated regulations & inspections for the installation of the Septic System.

If you pumped your system every 2 years for 20 years you would spend less than $4,000 at today’s prices, do the math.

Here are some sample septic field images in PDF format.... (may take a while to load)

When you have solids going to the tile bed you have problems – this is why pumping your septic tank every 2 years is important.

As with most things in life it pays to be proactive and not reactive.