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Septic Tank Maintenance in Kitchener, ON

Routine Septic Tank Maintenance in Kitchener, ON

At Bio-Bob's Septic Excavating & Pumping Services we cannot stress enough the importance of regular septic tank maintenance in Kitchener, ON, to ensure proper household waste disposal and a long lifespan for the device. Our septic technicians are ready to help any way we can.

Cleaning & Inspection

We will pump your septic tank to remove any sludge build up, inspect the inlet and outlet baffles, and check on the condition of your tank itself. We will also inspect your weeping bed for noticeable problems. Finally, we will inform you how often your tank and system should be pumped and inspected, and schedule the next pumping.

Septic Tank Maintenance in Kitchener, ON

What Is a Septic System?

A septic system is an on-site treatment and disposal system buried in the ground that consists of a tank and soil absorption area. The purpose of the septic tank is to receive household wastes such as laundry, bath water, body wastes, etc. Solids settle to the bottom while grease and soaps rise to the top.

How It Works

As liquid passes into a leaching system, bacterial action decomposes part of the solids and grease. Inorganic and hard to decompose material remains and gradually fills the tank until the solids pass through and plug the leaching system. With routine cleaning and septic tank maintenance around every two to three years, and being careful of what gets put into the septic system, it can last for many years.

Dangers of Solid Materials

Solid material overflowing into the absorption area, or weeping field, should be avoided at all costs. When solids overflow, they clog the soil pores and cause septic systems to fail. Bacterial deficiency and lack of sludge removal can cause this and could result in an overflow.


For a septic tank to work properly, bacteria must be active. Bacteria are present in many household wastes, but many home care products, such as toilet cleaners, detergents, and bleach, can destroy them. We have found that Bio-Clean® is a great product to use as a supplement because it contains millions of helpful bacteria necessary for the health of your septic system.

Items to Never Flush

There are certain items that could irreparably harm your system. Never dispose of acids, polishes, caustic drain cleaners, oil, paint, diapers, and feminine products into your septic system.