Maintaining your septic system is not hard. It doesn’t have to dig a hole into your wallet either. Here are some expert tips from our septic cleaning service to help you keep your septic system healthy:
- Frequently Inspect and Pump
You need to have septic service professionals inspect your household septic system at least once every three years. Septic systems with electric pumps, switches, or mechanical parts should be checked more often, like once a year.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends pumping your septic tank every 3-5 years. The frequency of pumping your septic tank should be influenced by;
- The size of your household.
- Your septic tank size.
- Total wastewater you generate.
- Amount of solids in wastewater.
- Efficient Use of Water
All the water from your household ends up in the septic system. Excessive water use is a cause of system failure. The more water you conserve, the less water enters the septic system. Using water efficiently improves the operation of your septic system and reduces the risk of failure. If you experience system failure you should reach out to our Septic cleaning service for emergency service. We are available 24/7 to help with your septic needs.
The EPA recommends the following water-efficient products and ways to save water;
- High-efficiency toilets – High-efficiency models can quickly reduce the amount of wastewater entering your septic system.
- Using high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators.
- Using washing machines with the ENERGY STAR label for significant water and energy savings.
- Dispose Waste Properly
Everything you pour down the drain will end up in your septic system and affect how well it works. Remember to never flush anything other than toilet paper and human waste. Never pour grease or cooking oil down the drain.
Avoid using garbage disposals to reduce the amount of grease, fats, and solids that can enter your septic tank and clog the drain field. You risk harming your septic system by pouring chemicals or toxins down the drain. If you are in need of septic maintenance assistance or a Septic cleaning service, call the Poop Dudes, day or night.