All You Need To Know About Caring For Your Septic Tank Riser

Septic tank risers are an important part of your home’s septic system. They provide easy access to the top of the tank for regular inspections, maintenance, and pumping. They come in various sizes and heights to ensure compatibility with any existing septic system; also, they’re made of concrete or plastic rings that are normally installed during initial installation, although they can be added at any time. 

If you’re a homeowner searching about how to properly care for your septic tank riser, in this blog post, we’ll provide you with the dos and don’ts, inspection requirements, septic tank lid replacement instructions, and the importance of searching for septic system services for regular inspections. Continue reading!

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Do’s And Don’ts For Septic Tank Riser


1. Regular Inspections

Invest in regular septic tank inspections, and check for signs of damage or corrosion periodically to ensure it is functioning safely and correctly.

2. Invest In Covers

Invest in septic tank covers to protect them from debris and weather damage. Not only will this help keep your septic tank clean and functioning properly, but it will also provide safety for children and animals.


1. Landscape Around It

Some suggest burying risers beneath mulch or soil surface; this is a bad idea. To prevent groundwater from entering the system and causing potential damage down the road, ensure all your risers are kept 2 inches above the final grade and leave out any mulch when decorating them. 

2. Do Not Build Any Structures On Top Of It

Building a shed, patio, driveway, or any other structure on top of septic tank risers can cause significant damage to the septic system.

3. Don’t Drive Over It

The septic tank risers are made from concrete, plastic, or other materials that can easily crack and break due to heavy vehicles passing over them.

Benefits Of Installing Septic Tank Risers

There are some benefits that septic tank risers provide to homeowners, such as:

  • It’ll be a one-time investment: With the extension in place, you won’t have to pay additional fees, and your tank will be conveniently accessible for pumping, maintenance, and inspections.
  • You’ll save a ton of money: Save time and money with our services! By making it easier to access your septic tank, we lighten the workload on our crew so they can quickly solve any job or problem.
  • You won’t have the hassle of searching for your access ports: For each manhole cover we raise to grade, its visibility will remain constant.
  • No more tedious digging: During the winter, recovering a buried manhole cover can take hours and leave your yard in disarray if it is multiple feet beneath the surface.

Hire Professional Septic System Service For A Stress-Free Process!

Whether you’re looking for a septic tank lid replacement or a complete septic tank riser installation, at Clean Earth Environmental, we’re here to take all septic system worries and stress off your back. We’ve got the tools, skills, and expertise to help you maintain your septic systems and keep them in the best shape for years.

With over 10 years of experience, our professional technicians are more than ready to help, whether it is septic tank inspections, installations, repairs, or septic tank lid replacement, don’t wait any longer and contact us today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions we get about our Septic Tank Pumping.

Septic systems usually last 20 to 30 years before needing replacement. if it has not been properly maintained, has been invaded by tree roots, or has otherwise been misused, the time frame may be shorter.

As a homeowner, you should not dispose of chemicals, paint, grease, food, or anything that is a bodily waste. You should also avoid disposing of toilet paper, feminine napkins, coffee grounds, or wastewater from dishwashing, showering, or laundry. 

Below are some of the benefits you get from regular grease trap cleaning.  

Eliminates foul odors

Grease trap cleaning gets rid of these odors and keeps your grease trap and tank working efficiently.  

Reduces damage to the tank

Any decaying food, whether solids or particles, releases and creates gasses. This includes sulfuric acid, which can damage the walls of the grease trap. Grease trap cleaning reduces damage to the tank before it creates a larger problem in the future.   

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Contact Us Now For A Free Estimate!

Give us a call at 919-888-4066 to know more about our septic services. We also offer free estimates and special discounts for first-time tank cleaning! Clean Earth Septic proudly serves Wake County, Franklin County, Durham County, Johnston county and more surrounding areas.