East Lansing, MI is home to a variety of different size septic tanks and systems. Many of the systems in and around East Lansing have two tanks. It is not always necessary to clean the second tank, but it is very important to know if it does need to be cleaned. The amount of solids that are moved from the first tank to the second tank depends largely on how many people live in the house and the how the system is being used on a day to day basis. If too much solids begin to build up in the second tank they will begin to push out to the drainfield, starting to cause damage. At the same time, there is no need to clean a tank that does not need cleaning. At D & J Septic, we don't leave anything to guessing. We utilize a tool called a sludge judge that shows us a cross-section of the tank so we know exactly how much solids are on the top and bottom of the tank. Doing so allows us to always be fair to the customer, doing only as much work as need be done.