3 Septic System Maintenance Tips To Help Avoid Serious Problems


To ensure you do not have any problems with the septic system for your home, you want to make sure that maintenance is done. Many homeowners neglect septic tank maintenance, and this is where problems usually start. In addition to cleaning the tank, there are other simple things that you can do to ensure you do not face septic system failure. Here are some tips that will help with the septic system maintenance that you need done:

1. Regular Pumping to Ensure Your Tank Is Not Overburdened

When your septic system becomes too full, solids can get into the plumbing lines and cause serious problems. It is important that you know when you need to have your septic system pumped. Usually, an average size tank is going to need to be pumped every few years, but there are some circumstances why you may need to have your tank pumped more often. If you have a large family, for example, it is likely that the tank will fill with solids faster, and you are going to need to have the tank pumped more frequently.

2. Watching What Goes Down Drains to Ensure the Septic Tank Is Healthy

It is also important to watch what you flush down the toilet or rinse into the kitchen sink. Many septic tank problems begin with things like kitchen toilets and wipes being flushed down the toilet, which can cause pipes to become clogged and do not break down if they make it to the tank. In addition, grease is another problem for the plumbing in your home and the septic tank, so you want to dispose of oil and fats in the garbage and not in the sink.

3. Maintaining the Drain Field and Preventing Damage to Your Septic System

The drain field is a part of your septic system that you do not think about. First, make sure that heavy materials are never placed over the area where you drain field is located. In addition, if your drain field is located on the slope of a hill, plant grasses and other ground cover materials to prevent erosion of the soil that covers the area. With good drain field care, you will avoid some of the costliest septic system repairs.

These are some tips that will help you with the septic system maintenance that you need to be aware of. If you need help with repairs or maintenance, contact a plumbing contractor to help with repairs and maintenance. 


19 November 2017

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