Below are some common questions asked by homeowners who have septic systems in the mid-Vancouver Island North area. If you have more questions or want to schedule septic pumping or maintenance services, contact Able & Ready Septic Tank Services today.
Q: How often should I have my tank pumped?
Q: If I’m not having a problem with my septic system, do I still have to have it pumped out?
Q: Exactly what causes a septic system to fail?
Q: My backyard has a spot that is overly wet with a blackish slime. What does this mean?
Q: I hear that it is unsafe to flush certain products. I use a lot of cleaners. Do they hurt my system?
Q: I smell septic in the house. Does that mean it is time to pump?
Q: I have seen products on the internet that unclog and prolong the life of my field. Do you recommend any?
Septic Starter Recipe
This process will help promote bacterial breakdown of solids when there are not enough occupants to produce needed bacterial levels:
Purchase One Pound of Frozen Yeast
Cut into 8 Equal Pieces. Wrap 7 Individually and Keep in Freezer
Thaw 8th Piece Completely; Add 1 Tsp of Sugar and 1 Cup of Warm Water. Allow to Become Frothy
Flush Down Toilet; Repeat Monthly
If you still have a question that is not answered here, call us today and we’ll be happy to help.