Easy Ways to Extend the Life of your Septic System

So you are contemplating the inevitable demise of your septic system? Wondering how much longer you really have before you have to make the call? Realizing that you can’t put your head in the sand, you have to come to terms with the big money you’re about to spend on a new septic system.

Before you totally abandon your efforts to keep your current septic system alive for a bit longer…

Have you tried these septic maintenance tips?

Install an Aerator

Consider converting your existing anaerobic septic tank into an advanced aerobic system. The advanced aerobic system increases the microbiota activity which leads to less build up of waste in your tank. What you get is a tank that needs to be pumped less because less solid waste is built up inside of it.

Inspect your Distribution Box and its Components

The distribution box on your septic system is one of the most essential components of its proper performance. It acts as the transfer mechanism that moves water between your septic and your drain field. If your box is malfunctioning, it can lead to standing water. This standing water can become a hazard both for your drain field and for your system, and can even lead to backups into your home. Not to mention that it smells exactly as you’d expect a leaking septic system to smell. It’s much cheaper to repair or replace components of the distribution system than it is to do a full replace of your septic because of neglect.

Stop Using Additives

Whether it’s Septic Shock or just plain bleach, the additives you may be tempted to pour into your septic system won’t do what you want them or need them to do. The process that takes place within a septic system is a naturally occurring process, and it’s one that is disrupted and even outright destroyed by chemical additives.

Ask a Professional

As a septic company, our job isn’t just to sell you a new system. We want to help you run with the right system for as long as you possibly can. We’ve helped people extend the life of their systems far beyond what they thought possible. We’ve also helped them ensure a long life of their septic by helping them establish a schedule for pumping, inspections, and maintenance.


If you aren’t sure how much time is left for your septic or exactly how you should proceed, you need to get to the bottom of it before it catches you off guard. Let us know. We’ll give you the expert advice you need on the best path forward.