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Septic System FAQs

Whether you’re ready to schedule an appointment, or just have questions about your septic system, Action Septic is here to help. We’re happy to educate you on all aspects of your septic system and answer any questions you may have.

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions below, or give us a call at (518) 587-4444 to speak with a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team.

A septic tank is a large container buried near a home or business that collects and decomposes sewage through bacterial activity, before draining it into a leach field.

A septic tank is usually buried near your house or business and connected by a sewer pipe to your indoor plumbing.

No. Septic tanks vary in size from 500 to several thousand gallons.

Solid waste accumulates in the tank and needs to be removed to prevent backups.

Usually every two to five years, depending on how many people live in your home.

Normal water levels resume soon after being pumped.

  • Cigarette filters
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes & diapers
  • Flushable wipes, regardless of septic safe claims (these will plug up your septic tank)
  • Grease
  • Plastic products
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Any product that cannot be broken down

Yes, if they are draining directly onto the septic drainage field, known as a leach field.

There is most likely something wrong with your leach field (septic drainage field).

Yes, it is possible to rejuvenate a failing leach field with line jetting and septic drain field products.

What Our Customers Say

Scott from Action Septic Services came and emptied our tank on a Saturday when we had an emergency type situation. The company was very responsive, he was very professional and fast! I 100% recommend this company and will use them again in the future.

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