Septic Tank Maintenance

Septic care and water conservation will help extend the life of your septic system.

The regular upkeep of your septic tank should be a fundamental necessity. Even the best built tanks need to be routinely checked, maintained and repaired to keep them operating efficiently.

Improperly maintained septic systems are a risk to your health and the environment because they can contaminate local water sources. Maintain your septic system regularly to save you thousands of dollars in the future.

Our tankers operate Nationwide for septic and the emptying and de-sludging of septic tanks. Once we empty your tank, we can offer a weekly service to empty or schedule a more periodic emptying so you don’t have to worry about remembering when a service is due.

Regular emptying ensures the efficient operation of your septic tank and increases its useful life.

KJA Septic Services has been providing fast, reliable service for more than 10 years. Our residential customers know they can trust us to properly maintain their system and, with affordable rates and top-notch service, we have many customers who return to us year after year.

Benefits of regular septic tank maintenance

Expand the life of your tank

Increases working efficiency

Decreases chance of septic tank failure

Cheaper alternative to replacing your septic tank

We can set up a schedule for servicing your holding tanks or cisterns

septic tanks and Wells with KJA Septic Services

Even if you are having no issues with your septic system, you should still have it inspected approximately every three years. Systems that use electrical or mechanical components may require even more frequent inspections.

If you are not a customer of ours at this time, or if your policy with another service provider has expired, we would be happy to provide a quote and information on our annual service contract.

We will provide an orientation during our first maintenance check, educating you on your system and steps that you can take to help it operate and treat your waste water properly.

Things To Keep In Mind

Do have your system inspected (every one to three years) and pump your tank (as necessary, generally every 18 – 36 months).
Do use water efficiently.
Don’t dispose of household hazardous wastes in sinks and toilets.
Do plant only grass over and near your septic system. Roots from nearby trees or shrubs might clog and damage the dispersal field.
Don’t drive or park vehicles on any part of your septic system. Doing so can compact the soil in your dispersal field or damage the pipes, tank, or other septic system components.

Treatment Field Maintenance

To protect your treatment field soil dispersal system, regularly pump the sludge and scum from the septic tank. An annual maintenance inspection will allow your maintainer to determine how often your septic tank requires pumping. An uncleaned tank has a reduced working capacity that results in overloads that send solids to the field, clogging the field and ruining its ability to dispose of wastewater.

Vegetation Cover

A field performs best if covered with grass and mowed regularly. The grass cover and landscaping that channels rainwater away from the field improves its performance. Avoid landscape plastic or fabric under mulch as this can reduce the necessary air exchange in the drainfield soil.  Mulch and bark are not recommended since they can reduce air exchange and retain water.  Trees and shrubs generally have extensive root systems.  This can interfere with or cause damage to your septic system.  Consult with an expert before planting trees near a drainfield.


Livestock should never be grazed over a septic system.  In the winter livestock can trample and muddy the soil; in the summer they can compact it.  Both of these can decrease the soil’s ability the exchange oxygen and reduce the effectiveness of your septic system.

We will always openly communicate with you about your system, as well as set expectations for routine maintenance.

Regular septic system maintenance can help you avoid messy, expensive septic backups. Contact for more information at (403) 746-2778.

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