Cat Cans Owner, Matt Wallace is our Septic Expert. Matt has over 17 years of plumbing experience, and majored in Soil and Water Science at Kansas State University. You can rest assured that he will have your best interest in mind when evaluating your tank and recommending a service schedule. Our goal is to help you maintain your system for many years and to avoid costly repairs due to a failed system or messy backup.
We service the following areas and more: Manhattan, Wamego, Junction City, Fort Riley, Chapman, Abilene, Salina, Clay Center, Herington, Olsburg, Randolph.
It all depends on the size of your family. A family of 4 should have their tank pumped about every two –five years. Larger families should be pumped every year. Smaller tanks or troubled systems may require more frequent pumping.
You should not flush feminine hygiene products, paper towels, baby wipes, grease or cigarette butts. The basic rule of thumb is, “IF YOU DO NOT EAT IT FIRST, with the exception of toilet paper, DO NOT PUT IT DOWN THE DRAIN!”
In most cases it is too late to save a system after you have developed problems.
It is like changing the oil in your car after the engine has already blown up!
As far as the system is concerned, you are protecting the lateral field from the solids entering it. If the solids get in the lateral field, they can plug up the porous rocks that let the gray water absorb into the ground. The only place left for the water to go is right back into the house. This can be very costly, not to mention very messy.