2321 North Main Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Office: (919) 552-6724
Fax: (919) 552-1635
info@adcockexcavating.com

Maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the proper function and maximum life of your septic system.

New systems are required to have an effluent filter to prevent solids from entering the drain field.  This filter is located on the outlet end of the septic tank and should be accessible through the riser lid.  This filter should be removed and cleaned off at least once a year with a garden hose.

It is highly recommended that the septic tank be pumped every three to five years based on usage and number of occupants.  This will prevent unanticipated sewer backups and prevent solids from entering the drain field and causing blockages.

Our company does not pump septic tanks but contracts on a regular basis with local pumping businesses.

Some specialty systems require periodic maintenance to ensure proper function.  This is determined by county regulation and sometimes can require a maintenance contract with a certified maintenance specialist.