How to maintain your septic system.
What doesn't belong in your tank?
Nothing but your personal waste, toilet paper and waste water should be put down your household drains! Flushing foreign objects such as, feminine hygiene products, disinfectant/baby wipes, coffee grinds, dental floss, cigarette butts, latex products, are just to name a few. Paints and chemicals also go into this category and should never be flushed down your household drains. These kind of items can eventually cause your septic system to fail. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you an idea.
When should I get my septic tank pumped?
Pumping your septic tank is the most important aspect of maintaining your septic system. Most septic systems should be pumped out every 2 to 5 years depending on the size of the tank and the number of people using the system. In some cases when a large number of people are using a small tank, the tank needs to be pumped annually. If the septic tank is neglected, solid waste will escape from the septic tank into the drainage system. The solids will plug up the perforations in the leach lines and cause it to fail and in turn, may cost you thousand of dollars in damage.
If you want to avoid expensive repairs or avoid having your entire septic system replaced.
- Stay on a schedule.
- Call to get your tank pumped before birthday parties, weddings, family get-togethers, and other special occasions to ensure that the system performs properly for you and your guests.
- A properly maintained septic system means a healthy clean environment for you and your family.