Ways to Care for Your Septic System

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Maintaining the septic system in your home is a vital task. It may not always seem like the most fun job, but it is an important one that will help preserve the pipes and plumbing of your house. Taking care of your septic system doesn’t have to be complicated, and there are many things you can do every day to help care for and improve the overall health of your septic system. Here are some of the regular and routine things you should do to help care for your septic system.

  1. Be Mindful of What You Flush – It is important to not treat your toilet like a garbage can, and only flush things that should go down. If you start flushing extra items like garbage or hygiene products, you create the risk of clogs developing and damaging your septic system.
  2. Use Septic-Safe Cleaning Products – Not all cleaning chemicals are septic safe. Some are toxic to septic systems and will create serious damage. When shopping for cleaning products, make sure to look for the ones that are septic safe.
  3. Pump Your Septic Regularly – A clean septic tank is a happy septic tank. Ensure you get on a good schedule of routinely having your septic tank pumped and cleaned. Depending on the usage of your septic tank, you probably only need to have it pumped once every 2 to 5 years. We can advise you on the proper schedule for your tank.

If you have questions about how to care for your septic tank, reach out to us. We’ll be happy to discuss the ways we can help maintain your system.