It is very important to keep up with routine maintenance on your septic tank. Keeping your tank up-to-date with all maintenance needs will go a long way in preventing septic tank problems. When it comes to septic tanks, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! This is true of septic system cleaning.
The frequency with which you need septic system cleaning varies based on a few factors, including how many people live in the home, how much water you use, and the size of your septic tank. Typically, you should have your septic system pumped every three to five years.
There are several things you can do to increase the life of your septic tank and extend the time periods between septic tank cleaning:
- Avoid using a garbage disposal. This can double the solids loading in a septic tank!
- Limit water usage and fix leaking toilets or faucets promptly.
- Do laundry over several days rather than overloading your system with many loads in one day.
- You can add bacteria to help keep your septic tank healthy. We can tell you more about how to do this!
It is very important to remember that all septic system cleaning should be undertaken by a professional. Cleaning a septic tank is a dangerous enterprise, and the gasses in a septic system can be fatal. Call a professional to help you when you are ready for a system cleaning. Our team at Clark Septic would be happy to help you maintain and clean your septic system. Contact us for more information about our septic services.