One of the biggest and easiest maintenance to increase the life of your septic system is to keep it on a regular pumping schedule. Septic tanks should be pumped anywhere between 3-5 years on average. The water usage, size of tank, and occupancy of the house or building will have greatly to do with how often you should get your septic tank pumped. A septic system that is properly installed, and maintained should last up to 30 years. Not sure how long you should go before next pumping? Septic pumpers are good at monitoring how many solids are in a septic tank and can set up a proper time period in between pumping and maintenance.


Time of Transfer Inspections

The Iowa Time of Transfer Septic Inspection Program was started on July 1, 2009 and requires every building or home with a septic system to have that system inspected prior to transfer of the deed.  The truth is that the inspections will systematically eliminate illegal septic systems, these illegal systems usually discharge sewage onto the ground or even into creeks without treatment.  Time of Transfer inspections will allow for failing systems to get fixed, it protects the home buyers, and protect the environment and public health.




In the septic business sometimes getting to the source of a problem requires going underground.  Excavation work can be as easy as repairing a broken line to replacing a septic tank.  Septic Services of Iowa is certified through the Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) to install Septic Systems in the state of Iowa.  Other excavation work includes, water line replacement,  sewer lines, tiling and drainage.  No job is too big or small for Septic Services of Iowa.


Draining and Cleaning

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