Proper Care to Extend the Life of your Septic System.
Most people overlook their daily water usage at home or office, and are unaware how daily water consumption can affect septic system. How you use water daily can reflect how often you will need to repair, pump, or replace your system. Below are some few tips on what you can do to extend the life of your septic system:
- Avoid excessive use of a garbage disposal. Most home owners don’t realize that common things like egg shells or nut shells, coffee grounds can be harmful to the system.
- Don’t flush anything other that human waste down the drain to avoid clogged drain and water contamination.
- Don’t waste water: Reduce water consumption to extend the life of your system by making sure that you only use water when needed.
How to Maintain Your Septic Tank
The most important thing to keep in mind is to inspect and pump regularly. If possible, you can create a calendar to remind you every time the inspection is due in order to avoid hefty repair costs in the future. The size of your tank and the number of people in the household or place of business normally determine how often you will need to pump your septic tank. Otherwise, it’s recommended to have your tank professionally inspected once a year and pumped every three to five years to keep the system running smoothly.
How to maintain Your Drainfield
Drainfield is an important part of your septic system. This is a place where contaminants and impurities are removed from the liquid that emerges after anaerobic digestion in a septic tank. Here are a few things you should do to avoid sinking or having to replacing your drainfield:
- Don’t put any heavy objects, or park your car on top of your drainfield.
- Don’t plant trees on top or too close to your leach field.
- Keep roof drains and other rainwater drainage systems away from your drainfield
Invest in regular maintenance to avoid any damages to your septic system. Here are some warning signs that you should take seriously before your septic issues gets worse.
- Surfacing sewage
- Wet spots on the drain field area
- Septic tank backups.
- Sounds in the plumbing system.
- Slow drains.
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