Properly maintain your system. Many septic system owners assume as long as their used water “goes away,” their system must be working properly. Septic systems must be designed specifically for your site’s conditions and installed correctly. Regular maintenance intervals and visual inspections that take place during the service visit will help to ensure the system is operating normally and that no conditions exist that will shorten the service life of the system itself. We carefully inspect each system we service to identify any problems that are of concern and advise proper repairs necessary so the system functions properly. We are trained and qualified to make those repairs.
Manage your household plumbing system. Conserve water, repair leaks and use low-flow fixtures. Spread water usage throughout the day and week. If you have periods of high use, talk to us about options that will help your system manage your lifestyle. Minimize use of harsh cleaners, bleach, antibacterial soaps and detergents. Do not dispose of paints, medications or chemicals through your septic system. Keep grease, lint, food, feminine hygiene products and plastics out.
Septic tank. Pump septage through tank’s maintenance hole regularly — at least every three years. Have baffles inspected when tank is pumped. Install an effluent screen and service as necessary. Do not use tank additives or cleaners.
BOSS Pumping offers professional full-service septic tank maintenance in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and surrounding communities. (See map for available service areas.) Our qualified skilled experts are committed to providing you with excellent service.
Based on the size of the tank and the number of people in your home your septic tank should be pumped every one to three years in normal conditions. If routine pumping is done, it is likely that you will save yourself the cost of repairing or replacing septic system over time.
It's easier and more cost-effective for homeowners to have their septic tank routinely pumped out and inspected by a professional who meets the safety and environmental standards.