According to the U.S. Environmental protection agency, the average household septic system should be
inspected at least Every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically
pumped every three to five years. Systems with electrical float switches, pumps or mechanical
components should be inspected more often, generally once a year.
Four major factors influence the frequency of septic pumping: Your household size, the total amount of
wastewater generated, the volume of solids in your wastewater, and your septic tank size.
Proper management is important for the ongoing successful performance of your septic system. A
qualified service technician will inspect for leaks and examine the layers inside your septic tank.
To find service professionals in your area, the website of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling
Association (http://www.nowra.org/) has a septic locator that makes it easy.