If you have a septic tank on your property, these four tips will help ensure that your septic tank continues to function properly.
Have Your System Inspected Regularly
Your septic system should be inspected on a regular basis. You should not let years go by without having your septic system inspected and pumped out. Your owner's manual for your septic tank should tell you how often you should have your tank inspected and pumped out. If you no longer have your owner's manual, call up a septic inspection company. By providing them with the size of your septic tank and the size of your household, they should be able to tell you how often your septic tank should be inspected.
If you do not have any idea of how large your septic tank is, you should have it inspected right away and let the inspector know that you don't know the size of your tank. They can provide you with that information and help you set a more accurate pumping schedule for the future.
Try To Conserve Water
Try to conserve water in your day-to-day life. You should try to avoid overwhelming your septic tank with significant amounts of water all at once. Wash your clothes and run your dishwasher at night or before you leave home. Running these high-water consuming appliances when no other water sources are being used will reduce stress on your septic tank system. Try to take shorter showers and stagger your showers so that everyone in the house is not taking a shower or bath within the same time frame.
If you ever notice that you have a leaky faucet or a toilet that will not stop running, call up a plumber and have them take care of the issue right away. It may only seems like a little water, but that constant flow of water can overwhelm your septic tank, which is why it is vital to fix water leaks right away.
Only Let Water Flow Down Your Drains
Finally, make sure that water is the only thing you are putting down your sink. Do not put food or grease down your drains; these can interfere with the chemical process inside of your septic tank. Do not pour other liquids like oil or gas down your drains either. They will not break down in your septic tank and can lead to septic tank problems.
By following the four tips above, you should be able to keep your septic tank working properly. Click here for info on septic tanks.
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