Many homes, particularly in rural areas, are not connected to a city sewer system and must instead use a septic tank to handle their home’s wastewater. If you need a new septic tank, whether it’s to go with a new house or simply to replace the tank you had before, you’ll need the help of experts like our team here at Quality Septic Inc. If you’re new to living with a septic system, here are some important things you’ll need to know about what to do after septic tank installation is complete.
- Septic tanks will affect your water use. One thing you need to know about septic tank installation, especially if you’ve never lived with one before, is that having a tank will limit the amount of water you can use per day. A septic tank only has so much space, and you’ll need to avoid flooding it with too much water. Our team at Quality Septic Inc. understands that this can be a tricky adjustment to make, and we can offer tips on how to best manage your water usage to avoid problems.
- Septic tanks need to be pumped regularly. The biggest difference between living with a city sewer system and living with a septic tank is that the tank will need to be regularly pumped out. What goes into a sewer system is carried away for treatment, but what goes into your tank will stay there until it is removed via pumping. Fortunately, most tanks are designed to only need emptying once per year.
- You’ll need to be careful about what you put down your drain. Another adjustment that comes along with septic tank installation is having to be careful of what you allow to go down your drains. Again, everything that goes down your toilets or other drains will pass through your tank, and problems often result if something gets stuck. To avoid these problems, our team at Quality Septic Inc. advises you not to allow food scraps, grease, paper towels, or anything that isn’t water or waste down your drain. Make sure you only use toilet paper that is safe for use with septic systems as well.