• Sluggishness when flushing your toilet
  • Plumbing Backups
  • Gurgling sounds in the Plumbing
  • Grass in the yard growing faster and greener in one particular area
  • Ground mush underfoot
  • Noxious odours inside and outside
  • Low spots beginning to appear in your yard, whether or not any of the above symptoms have occurred
  • System alarm notifications




  • Clean your filter once a year if it is a new system
  • Know the location and capacity of your septic tank system
  • Every 3 years you should have a qualified company inspect the tank
  • Have your tank pumped yearly or otherwise advised by a qualified technician
  • Install the system so that rainfall and surface water will flow away from the drain field.  Water from a roof, should not discharge onto the drain field
  • Only grow grass or small plants above the system, never grow any kind of tree, for the roots could damage the system
  • Install water conservation fixtures or devices to reduce the total volume of water entering the system
  • Keep plumping fixtures such as toilets and faucets in good repair to prevent leakage or wasting of water, as this can float the field, causing damage
  • When purchasing a home, get a septic professional to inspect the system




  • Don’t use antibacterial soap as it kills necessary bacteria
  • Don’t drain hot tubs into the field
  • Don’t allow reverse osmosis systems to drain into the field
  • Don’t flush paper towels, newspapers, wrapping paper, rags or sticks into the system
  • Don’t allow large, irregular, intermittent or constant volumes of clear water into the system, such as a leaking toilet or faucet
  • Don’t over use ordinary household cleaning chemicals that will be flushed into the system
  • Don’t pour out or empty hobby or home industry chemicals into the system
  • Don’t allow waste from water softeners to enter the system
  • Don’t allow grease or other bulky waste to enter the system
  • Don’t flush toxic materials such as pesticides into the system


Warning signs are often overlooked, by working together with us at Action Septic, your septic field will last you for years to come.  Action Septic will help to put all your concerns at ease…make us your first call today!