Unlike the other parts of our homes, septic tanks don’t require constant cleaning and maintenance. It is generally easy to maintain a fully functional septic system. However, if you fail to take notice of the minor things that help your septic tank clean, you may encounter major septic tank problems in no time.
How do we take care of our septic systems and prevent problems to arise? In this article, we will try to answer this question and go through the simplest ways to protect the septic system.
Septic Tank Inspection
Typically, a septic tank needs to be inspected at least once every two to three years by a septic service professional, as part of its preventive maintenance program.
Household septic tanks should be pumped every three to five years, on average. The frequency of septic pumping however could be influenced by various factors such as the household size, the septic tank size, the amount of generated wastewater and the volume of solids in the wastewater.
Efficient Water Usage
All of the water we use in our household goes down to the septic system. Efficient use of water improves our septic system operation and reduces the risks of septic system failure.
What can we do to conserve water?
Use high-efficiency toilets.
Use faucet aerators and high-efficiency showerheads.
Spread the laundry load throughout the week.
Proper Waste Disposal
As responsible homeowners, we must be aware of what goes into our septic system. We need to be mindful of what we flush down the toilet or pour down the drain. Avoid flushing anything besides human waste.
Moreover, it is worth noting that the septic system contains bacteria that digest and treat wastes. Harsh chemicals may kill these bacteria and disrupt the proper functioning of the septic system.
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