4 Steps to Septic System Maintenance

There are four steps to maintaining a septic system, so be sure to follow these key elements:

Inspect And Pump Frequently

The average household septic system should be inspected every three years, and the septic tank should be pumped every three to five years. This is a general rule but factors such as the size of the house, the number of solids in the wastewater, the size of the septic tank, and the total amount of wastewater produced will affect the frequency of septic pumping. A service provider will check for leaks when checking the level of mud and sludge in your septic tank, which will help determine when to remove your tank.

Use Water Efficiently

This is very important because if water is used efficiently, it will improve the operation of a septic system and will also reduce the risk of failure. There are different ways to save water, and the use of water-efficient products is a great start.

High-efficiency toilets, washing machines, and showerheads are available, and these can help make a significant difference. It’s also important to check for leaks and other damages because a single leak or running toilet can waste a ton of water per day.


Dispose Of Waste Properly

Everything flushing in the toilet is poured under the sink, in the trash, or in the bath, it will end up in your septic system. For this reason, you need to take care of everything that goes down your drain, as this will affect the efficiency of your septic system and how well it works.

You need to remember that your septic system is not a trash can, so you cannot flush anything you want in your toilets. In fact, the only thing that should be flushed is human waste and toilet paper. Hygiene products, cooking grease, floss, diapers,, and cigarette butts are just a few examples that never come down the toilet. Your septic system has living organisms that digest and treat household waste, and pouring your toxins into the drain can destroy these organisms and damage your septic system.


Maintain Your Drainfield

This is a component of your septic system that removes contaminants from the fluid coming out of your septic tank and is a very important part of your system. To maintain this aspect, you should never drive or drive on your drain ground and plant trees at appropriate distances so that your roots do not get into the septic system.

It is also important that you keep the roof drain, sump pump, and other rainwater drainage systems away from the drain field area as excess water will slow down or stop the wastewater treatment process.

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