Determining a maintenance schedule for your septic system is best done with a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach.
Pumping & Cleaning Septic Tanks:
Septic tank pumping/cleaning includes checking the tank and pump chamber components and cleaning the tank filter provided reasonable access is available.
We also pump commercial and residential holding tanks.
Generally our rates for pumping septic tanks in the Comox Valley are:
These rates are subject to change and may vary depending on the work required.
On average, most septic tanks require service approximately every two to five years. This varies with tank size, number of people using the system and their personal habits.
Septic tanks should only be cleaned out using the large cleanout access, not the small inspection ports.
When you are getting your septic tank pumped out, have a hose with water available and all tank access ports should be made accessible. Also, ensure your driveway is clear enough to allow for the arrival of the pump truck.
Maintenance of Septic Systems:
We offer the following services for maintaining a variety of septic systems:
Repairing and/or maintaining treatment plants
Hydro-flushing of gravity or pressurized septic fields to restore or maintain the field’s performance
Hydro-flushing of lines to remove blockages and/or to remove roots
Assisting with locating and eliminating septic odours
Installing access risers to eliminate digging and to make locating and servicing components easier
Replacing pumps, float switches, and other septic system components
Installing and/or repairing alarms
Locating septic tanks and/or septic fields