Keep Your Septic System Running Smoothly

While our experienced team of technicians is always available when your septic system isn’t working properly, we want to give you the tools and knowledge to take care of it in the best way possible. Ideally, you won’t need to repair your system on a regular basis if you follow some basic guidelines and perform some preventative maintenance. Take a look at the following tips that should help keep your septic system running smoothly.

Think of your septic system like the human digestive tract. In order for everything to function properly, the body needs good bacteria to digest food and process waste. Septic tanks work similarly. The bacteria in your septic system will work to breakdown any waste present, but that doesn’t mean it can take care of anything. There are a few things you should never allow to enter your septic system including drain cleaners, kitchen grease, and common household chemicals like paint thinner and antifreeze.

Of course, watching what you put down your drain isn’t the only way to ensure your system remains in top condition. You should also be mindful of the effect some of your appliances may have on the entire system. For example, if you own a hot tub, you shouldn’t allow gallons of hot water to enter the system at once. Instead, allow the water in your tub to cool down and then drain it on to your yard. Water softeners should also be kept away from the system because they can leave behind salt, which can cause damage to the tank.

These are just a few of the things to keep in mind if you own a septic tank. By taking care of the system now you can avoid having to repair it down the road.

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