Tips for a Healthy Septic System

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Tips for a Healthy Septic SystemThe septic system is a vital part of your home or business. It is often forgotten about because it is something that you don’t usually see from day to day. Just because you don’t see it every day doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try every day to keep it healthy. Here are a few tips to help you keep your septic system healthy:

  • Use Less Water – All water that leaves your home goes into your septic system. This includes your bath water, washing machine, and sinks. When you allow extra water to be used, you also cause extra wear and tear on your septic. system To reduce the amount of water you put into your septic system, you can take shorter showers, run larger loads of laundry, and don’t let your faucets run while doing dishes.
  • Toilets – Not all toilets are made the same. Some are more efficient than others and therefore use less water per flush. If you are in an older home, it may be a good idea to replace your toilets with more efficient ones.
  • Grease – Never put grease down your sinks or toilets. This is extremely harmful to your septic system. Instead of putting grease into your septic, put it in your garbage. 

These simple tips will help keep your septic system healthy and operating well. If you find that your septic system needs repairs, upgrades, or you find that you have questions about your system, then feel free to give us a call at Degler Waste Services.