Septic System Services

The staff at APS Environmental has many years of combined experience servicing commercial and residential septic systems. We understand that most people don’t really understand what their system does and how it works. That means they’re less likely to be aware if it begins to malfunction, when the problem could be more readily diagnosed and fixed. After a certain period of improper operation, a septic system will ultimately fail completely, and at that point, the owner is in for a huge replacement bill.

We like to be proactive in helping people understand the importance of maintaining the health of their septic system. So, with each service, we like to share our knowledge by informing customers about how their system works and how to prevent problems down the road.

If you already know your system needs routine maintenance or even some minor repairs, give us a call or send an email to schedule an APS visit. Our septic system service includes:


Septic System Design


How a septic system works

A septic system is designed as a draining system for the water used in your household. As the used water, food particles, grease, and toiletry from your house flows through the mainline it is captured in the primary side of the septic tank. As the debris flows into the tank it is separated utilizing a sanitary T-baffle. The heavy solids sink to the bottom of the tank. The lighter scum floats to the top of the tank while the clear water flows into the secondary side of the tank. The secondary tank helps capture the debris that has escaped the primary chamber. The water then flows through another sanitary T-baffle, through the outlet line and dispersed at the distribution box into the leach field.

Maintaining your septic

As with your family car, your septic system needs regular maintenance to function properly. There are many steps you can take to prevent septic failure.

  • The septic tank should be pumped at least every 3-5 years
  • Use live bacteria additives to help break down solids and prevent odor