It might not feel like spring just yet here in Maryland, but before we know it these snow showers will give way to the steady rains of springtime. We tend to get a lot of precipitation in the early weeks of spring, which can put additional stress on your septic system if you’re not careful. Today we’ll look at a few steps you can take to make sure your septic system is ready for spring.
If the downspouts on your gutter system were damaged by winter weather, be sure to have them repaired or replaced sooner rather than later. You should also make sure they’re directed away from your septic system’s drain field to prevent flooding during heavy spring rains.
Inspect Your Tank Filter and Drain Field
A clogged tank filter can have a negative impact on your septic system’s ability to function efficiently. Check your filter to make sure it isn’t blocked by any leftover debris from winter storms. While you’re at it, inspect your drain field for signs of pooling and flooding as well. If you notice any areas of standing water in the drain field, your septic system may be in need of service.
Have Your Tank Pumped
Once the snow melts and the ground thaws, this is an ideal time of year to have your septic tank pumped. Typically, you should have your tank pumped at least once every two to three years. This will prevent septic backups and ensure your system is operating as effectively as possible.
Is your septic system in need of a tune-up this spring? The team at Freedom Septic Service would be happy to help. Give us a call or contact us online to schedule your appointment today!