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Septic Tank Installation

Septic Services & More from Ardalta

If you live in a rural area, you probably have a septic system instead of a sewer connection. Taking care of your septic system is not difficult, because modern systems function efficiently when you follow a few basic guidelines. Use the following tips to achieve a clean and trouble-free septic system.

Dos & Don’ts to Keep Your Septic System in Good Working Condition

  • Space out water usage (e.g. do laundry throughout the week, not all in one day).

  • Do not allow run-off water near the disposal system (e.g. rain gutter and foundation drains).

  • Keep trees away from disposal field and tanks (roots look for water).

  • Watch what you flush down the toilet (e.g. cat litter, diapers, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, facial tissues, coffee grounds, cigarette butts, or similar items). These items can quickly fill and clog tank system.

  • Garbage disposals are not recommended, as they fill the tank rapidly because it can’t break down the solids fast enough. The tank will have to be pumped more often.

  • Heavy cleaners and chemicals kill beneficial bacteria in the septic systems, so they cannot break down solids like they should.

  • Do not pour grease down the drain. It will eventually clog your drain and your disposal system.

  • Do not drive over your system or build on it.

  • Septic additives do not hurt the system – the more bacteria, the better.

  • Never enter your septic tank – there are fatal gases. Ardalta Vacuum Truck Services Ltd technicians are trained and equipped for tank and confined space entry.

  • Have your septic tank pumped and serviced every 1-2 years.

These are useful guidelines. Lack of maintenance or abuse of system will result in expensive repairs. A maintained system will give many years of good service.

Maintain the quality of your septic tank with routine cleaning.

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Service Area

  • Edmonton and Surrounding Areas

  • Ardrossan

  • Beaumont

  • Sherwood Park

  • Fort Saskatchewan and Area 

  • New Sarepta

  • Cooking Lake

  • Mundare and Area

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