Monday, May 24, 2021

How to Avoid Septic System Failure



Can’t remember the last time you got your septic system pumped?

Want to avoid costly repairs?

Septic system failures are among the most preventable home mishaps. Here are two ways you can reduce the risk of failure:

  1. Pump your septic tank regularly ‒ We can’t stress this enough! Regular septic tank pumping can keep your septic system clean and working properly. If not pumped regularly, sewage can build up and flood your drainfield or even flood back into your home. Repairs on the entire septic system can cost $5,000- $60,000. Routine septic pumping service is around $300-500. 

    Save your money and avoid repairs by getting your septic tank pumped every 2-3 years.

  2. Use less water ‒ All the water you use enters your septic tank. Your septic system needs time to treat this wastewater and then release it into the drainfield. If too much water enters the tank at one time, it can put stress on the septic system and potentially cause flooding. Spreading out heavy water activities like dishes and laundry over multiple days can reduce stress on the system.

By following these tips, you’ll improve the health of your septic system. For more tips on septic system health, visit our website!


Monday, May 10, 2021

Tips to Keep Your Septic System Healthier



Is your toilet flushing slowly?

Are you noticing more clogs in your sinks?

Everything you put down the toilet or drain doesn’t really go away. It sits in your septic tank, and if these items are harmful to the septic system, they can cause harm to your lawn and home. 

Flushing certain items like cat litter, tissues, cigarette butts, or hair can damage your septic system. Feminine hygiene products and wet wipes should never go down the toilet, even if they say they’re flushable. They can clog your system and lead to blockages. 

In the kitchen, food items like egg shells, coffee grounds, and produce stickers should never go down the drain or garbage disposal. Also avoid pouring dairy down the drain because it will not decompose, due to the lack of air. Grease will harden in your pipes and create clogs. Chemicals shouldn’t be flushed or drained either, because they harm the system’s natural bacteria that breaks down waste.

By following these tips, you’ll improve the health of your septic system. For more tips on septic system health, visit our website!


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