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Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning and proper maintenance is a vital component in determining the lifespan of the septic system. In order to maximize the life of your septic it is important to have a cleaning schedule that fits your household needs and septic tank capacity along with routine tank inspections. It is all to often we see septic system failures that could have been prevented or postponed had proper care and maintenance been taken into consideration.




Regular cleaning reduces the sludge available to move into the field. Regard this as an investment, like paying a utility bill. Pumping reduces the sludge and the potential for problems. The frequency of pumping depends on the amount of sewage produced. In cases where the disposal field has a limited capacity (high groundwater, poorly drained soils, small absorption area) or where more wastewater is produced (large families, homes with garbage disposals/grinders), it is critical to pump more often. Ask a licensed septic tank pumper to evaluate your septic system and recommend a pumping schedule. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to empty or repair the tank yourself. Dangerous gases are one result of the septic process, gases which can kill.

Bolton Septic Cleaning Schedule


A septic tank is an underground box constructed of reinforced concrete or plastic. It must be installed at least ten feet from a building foundation, so repairs or pumping do not weaken the building. Since the tank holds wastewater, it must be installed at least fifty feet from a residential or private drinking water well (wells serving several buildings or more than 25 people require larger isolation distances). Most solids fallout of the wastewater and remain in the septic tank. Bacteria breaks them down into sludge but never eliminates them completely; periodic cleaning is needed. A small amount of sludge is stirred up from the bottom by incoming wastewater; it then moves into the disposal field. This happens even with the best maintenance program. Over time, the sludge clogs the soil in the field and reduces its ability to absorb water. If the field is undersized or already overloaded with water, even a small amount of sludge will have a great effect. All systems eventually fail.

Bolton Septic Tank Info

We understand that your property is a big investment, our goal is to help maximize the life of your septic system. Our licensed professionals have been trained to fully inspect and evaluate your septic tank EVERY time your septic is serviced. This will help avoid costly emergency cleanings and failures and will also help to properly plan for the future of your septic needs extending the life of your septic system.

  • Fully licensed professional cleaning service with industry leading technology and equipment.

  • Thorough inspection of septic tank and drain field functionality.

  • Customized cleaning & maintenance schedule recommendation based on the health of your septic system, household needs and septic tank capacity.

  • Septic tank riser installation services.

  • Automatic Cleaning Service availability.

Bolton Septic Truck
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