12 Things You Should Do To Maintain Your Septic System

If you want to be stress-free and save more money in the long run, you need to be more practical and exert some time and effort in maintaining your septic system. Keeping a well-functioning septic system is manageable. Here are some of the best things to do to make this happen:

  1. Instead of finishing off your laundry loads in one day, try to finish them and spread them over the week.
  2. For field repairs and septic pumping service, make a record of the location of your septic system’s key areas.
  3. Have a regular septic plumbing service.
  4. Keep all your septic pumping and system maintenance records.
  5. Use water conserving devices like showerheads and low flush toilets.
  6. Use lint traps on your washing machine.
  7. Check any moving parts on your septic system on a regular basis.
  8. Check for growing roots near your septic tank and cut them regularly.
  9. Keep surface water and roof drains from the leach field.
  10. Make sure that your interceptor drain remains to be free flowing.
  11. Avoid noxious gasses from building up and causing foul odor by running water in seldomly used drains like showers, tubs, sinks, and more.
  12. Do not flush anything other than human waste on your toilet. This includes:
  • Sump pump discharge
  • Poisons
  • Waste oils
  • Varnishes
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Dental Floss
  • Cloth
  • Tissues
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Materials
  • Condoms
  • Tampons
  • Kitty Litter
  • Sanitary Napkin
  • Diapers
  • Cigarettes
  • Coffee Ground
  • etc
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