Most people don’t think much about where their wastewater ends up after they empty the sink, finish a load of laundry, or flush the toilet. For lots of Americans, the waste and water will travel through drains to a city water treatment plant. But for many who have a septic system, waste and water are treated in their own backyard plant known as a septic system. To keep these systems in working order, they must be properly cleaned and maintained.
Septic pumping is the key to proper maintenance of a septic system. When a septic tank becomes too full, the home or business owner is stuck with a foul mess and costly cleanup. In the case of septic systems, prevention is far easier than cleanup! But do you know how often your septic system needs to be pumped out?
As a general rule, the more people who live in your household, the more frequently you will need septic pumping. A few tips can help extend the time between septic pumping, such as only flushing toilet paper, not sanitary products or tissues. Avoid using the garbage disposal when possible. Another helpful tip is to install low-flow showers, washers, and toilets. When you use less water, the septic system doesn’t need to treat as much wastewater.
No matter how well you take care of them, septic systems will need professional attention from time to time. Make sure to choose an established septic pumping company with a solid reputation to ensure you don’t waste your time and money.
If you have any questions about your septic system, contact Quality Septic Inc. in Land O’Lakes, Brandon and Tampa, Florida today.