Septic Tank & Septic System Inspections

Call Lakes Region Septic to inspect for leaks and examine the scum and sludge layers in your septic tank.

pump septic tanks regularly in nhYour septic tank includes a T-shaped outlet which prevents sludge and scum from leaving the tank and traveling to the drainfield area.   If the bottom of the scum layer is within six inches of the bottom of the outlet, or if the top of the sludge layer is within 12 inches of the outlet, your tank will need to be pumped.

Remember to note the sludge and scum levels determined by the septic professional in your operation and maintenance records, as this will help determine how often pumping is necessary.

The service provider should note any repairs completed and the tank condition in your system’s service report. If additional repairs are recommended, Lakes Region is the best choice for affordable solutions.

The average household septic system should be inspected at least every couple years by your Lakes Region Septic service professional.  Household septic tanks are typically pumped every two to five years.   Alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components need to be inspected more often, generally once a year. 

Four major factors influence the frequency of septic pumping:

  • Household size
  • Total wastewater generated
  • Volume of solids in wastewater
  • Septic tank size