Did you know that your septic system should be inspected and pumped once every 3-5 years?
Proper maintenance is critical to keeping your tank running smoothly!
1. Don’t flush wipes or toiletries!
Flushing anything other than waste and toilet paper down your toilets can cause a severe loss of integrity inside your septic tank. Don’t do it!
Over 25 years of septic cleaning service, we’ve seen everything from hot wheels cars to potato chip bags show up in septic systems.
These things are sure to cause damage to your system as they’re very likely to eventually cause a costly clog! We highly recommend that only waste and toilet paper are introduced to the septic system.
2. Keep a maintenance schedule!
Use a centralized location (like your fuse box) to keep a maintenance schedule. Note how old your system is, when it was last pumped, and any additional steps you’ve taken on a regular basis to keep your system healthy.
Make bacteria additives a regular part of your septic system maintenance. Call us today (888) SKUNK-99 to find out about live bacteria additives that can greatly enhance the overall health of your septic system!
3. Know where your tank is!
It’s important to know where your septic tank and your drain field are located.
Never drive over your septic system as it can cause soil compaction, impeding your system’s ability to work effectively. Driving over septic systems can, possibly, also result in harming the structural stability of the tank its self. Ouch!
Don’t know where your tank is?
Call the health department for your county and ask how you can find records of septic tank locations. This is usually an effective way to locate your tank if you’re not sure.
Certain indicators can give a homeowner clues as to where their septic tank is located.
Depressions or mounds in the yard can often be associated with the presence of a septic tank.
During the dry months of late summer, sometimes septic systems or septic lids near the surface of the turf can cause lawn to go brown and wither sooner than other parts of the lawn.