Septic systems aren’t complicated, but you do need to take proper care to keep them up and running. Whether you’re new to septic systems or you want to enhance your knowledge of proper maintenance, here are some guidelines to follow if your home uses a septic system:
- Plan on having your septic system inspected by a professional once a year. When we do inspections, we thoroughly inspect the tank, drain field, and all other components to identify minor issues before they become major problems.
- Don’t wait until you have a problem to get your septic tank pumped. Generally speaking, we recommend septic pumping about every three years, depending on the size of your tank, the number of people in your home, and your daily water usage rates.
- Practice water conservation in your home to reduce the workload placed on your septic system. Never do multiple loads of laundry in one day, and try to space out other activities that require large amounts of water.
- Do not put fats, oils, grease, coffee grounds, paper towels, sanitary napkins, paint, or chemicals down your drains. These items can clog your septic tank and disrupt the delicate biological balance within it.
- Do not park heavy vehicles or place heavy equipment on top of your drain field. Pressure from heavy items like these can damage the system pipes or compact the soil.
On top of these guidelines, the best thing you can do for your septic system is to call us if you ever suspect a problem. We’re highly knowledgeable regarding septic systems and can meet all your repair needs.