At Quality Septic Inc. of Plant City, FL, we believe that knowing how to care for the septic system at your home will give you the results you want over the long term. As a property owner, you’ve got a lot of things to keep up with, and your septic system is one thing you never want to forget about or neglect.
Here are three important septic tips to follow to ensure you have a system that works well year after year.
Schedule periodic inspections
Having a professional septic provider perform regular basic septic inspections will help you always stay on top of any issues developing in the system. Damage in a septic system can be easy and inexpensive to fix, as long as it’s caught in the early stages. It can be complicated and very costly if left unaddressed for a long period of time.
Aside from being an important part of general maintenance, an inspection is helpful when you’re planning to buy a new home with a septic system and you’re not sure about the system’s age or condition.
Use your system correctly
Remember to never put the following into your drains or toilets:
- Chemical compounds
- Grease and oil
- Paper products including paper towels
- Feminine napkins
- Coffee grounds
- Cigarette butts
- Hazardous waste
These and other inappropriate materials and compounds can lead to clogs in the septic system and interfere with the production of “good” bacteria in your tank. Additionally, many chemicals can pass through your drain field and end up in local groundwater.
Have your tank pumped regularly
Septic tank pumping every three to five years will help you avoid big problems, such as:
- Slow drains throughout your home
- Raw sewage backing up into sinks, tubs & toilets
- Soggy, sunken ground patches outside the house
- Offensive odors indoors and outdoors
The Quality Septic team will help you determine the optimal schedule for tank pumping to help you avoid these and other problems.
General septic system care
A final important septic tip is to know how to care for your septic system day-to-day. This includes caring for the plumbing systems inside your home so filters into your septic system efficiently and correctly.
General care also includes keeping an eye (and nose!) on your septic system and contacting a licensed septic provider if anything seems odd or unusual. Quality Septic responds quickly to emergencies and potential emergencies, always ready to resolve issues with the right solutions.
Enjoy your life with your septic system
These tips will help you keep your septic system running right and allow you to enjoy owning and using a quality septic tank and drain field. As with any device or piece of equipment in your home, septic systems need a little TLC in order for them to serve you well and do it safely. Quality Septic is here to make sure that’s exactly what your system does.
We serve Plant City, Land O’Lakes, Brandon, Plant City, Tampa, Lutz, Odessa, Lakeland, Thonotosassa, Ruskin, Valrico, Wimauma, Wesley Chapel, Riverview, Seffner, Dover and the Polk County FL area.
Speak with a septic expert today by calling (813) 754-9891. You can also reach out with our contact form.