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Septic System Maintenance

Septic system maintenance is not complicated, and it does not have to be expensive, but it is important to maintain your systems upkeep. At EDS Pumps, we understand how important it is to make sure that your entire septic system is running at optimal efficiency. That is why we have come up with some helpful tips for proper septic system maintenance.

Septic System Inspection and Pumping

Septic systems, including both the septic tank and the septic field, should be pumped and properly cleaned out every three to five years, and should be inspected every three years by a professional; however, alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components should be inspected usually once a year. Having a professional inspect your septic system is extremely important because they can inspect for any leaks, as well as examining the scum and sludge or FOG (fats, oils, and greases) layers in your septic system. They can also runs test that will tell you how efficiently the septic pump and pump systems are running and how soon before you will have to replace them. It is also important that you keep proper maintenance records, so that you know how long it has been since your system was last maintained.

If you are concerned about your septic system backing up and causing expensive flood damage to your home or basement, you can have a professional at EDS Pumps install a Wi-Fi Messenger that will monitor and report any alarming conditions, including sump high water levels, before they become a problem. This Wi-Fi Messenger will notify you by sounding an alarm and by remotely messaging you via SMS text message and/or email.

Cleaning Your Septic System with BioOne

One of the best products that you can use to maintain your septic system is BioOne, which we happen to carry at EDS Pumps. BioOne is an additive that is designed to help break down the scum or FOG levels in your septic system. This product is made from a natural bacterium that lives off of fats, oils, and greases, and works to ensure that your septic tank is full of good bacteria. BioOne can be safely used in all septic systems, cesspools, leach and drain fields, grease traps, vehicle holding tanks, boat bilges, and all drain lines. Unlike dangerous drain-cleaning chemicals, BioOne is completely safe for human handling and the environment.

How EDS Pumps Can Help

The highly trained professionals from EDS Pumps can help you properly maintain your septic system. From septic pumps to commercial list stations, we service them all. We can even do a professional septic tank inspection to let you know if your system is running properly or if it needs some maintenance updates.

If you would like to learn more about septic system maintenance, or if you need helping properly maintaining your septic system, please contact the professionals at EDS Pumps at 604-534-1115. We specialize in water pumps and water treatment services, and have proudly serving British Columbia customers for over 55 years.