Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Garbage Disposals & Septic Systems Don’t Mix

septic tank pumping South Lyon MI

Do you have a garbage disposal?

Are you cautious what you put into it?

If you’re on a septic system, you should learn the do’s and don’ts of using your garbage disposal.

If you use your disposal often and put a lot of food waste into it, you’ll need to have your septic tank pumped more frequently to keep it running at maximum efficiency.

According to the EPA, “food waste usually is slowly digested by the healthy bacteria in your septic tank and can accumulate as scum and sludge. If a large amount of water enters the septic tank or the tank fills up with solids, it can push the solids into the drainfield, causing the pipes to clog and increasing the thickness of the biomat (a bacteria layer that forms on the bottom and sides of the drainfield trenches). If you must use a garbage disposal unit, your tank will need to be pumped more frequently.”

Learn more about how garbage disposals impact your septic system here!

LaChance Brothers Excavating has the experience you’re looking for when it comes to septic tank pumping for your South Lyon home. We’ve been serving South Lyon and the surrounding communities since 1956. We’re family run, and we’ll treat you like family.

Learn more about how to care for your septic tank on our website!

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