What can I do to extend the life of my septic field?

Most septic fields should last 25 years if properly \ installed and maintained.  The best way to ensure a long lasting field is to think of it as a living thing.  Your septic tank loves the following environment:  Warm, dark, moist and lots of nutrients.  That means that you should keep harsh chemicals, large amounts of cold water, non-biodegradable products and materials not easily broken down from entering our septic tanks.

As for the field itself, keep large vehicles or animals off.  Keep the grass maintained to a height of no more that 3 inches to ensure that water is allowed to come to rest on the field.  Tanks should be emptied every 3 to 5 years at the most. These tips will help to extend the life of you tank and field.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your field, we have the expertise to resolve any issue you may encounter. Contact us at

403-279-7554 24/7 or  infor@bakerplumbing.ca

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