If your home uses a septic system, you need to be smart about how you use it! Here are our top maintenance tips for taking better care of your home’s septic system:
- Protect your drain field—Don’t plant any trees or shrubs on your drain field and never park any vehicles or heavy equipment on top of it.
- Learn about your system—Not totally sure how your septic system works? Ask your septic services provider to give you more information and have them answer your questions.
- Don’t flush anything but toilet paper—Don’t flush any items that belong in a trash can down your toilet. Never flush diapers, wipes, paper towels, sanitary napkins, or tissues down the toilet.
- Watch your garbage disposal—Limit how often you use your kitchen sink’s garbage disposal. Avoid letting grease, fats, or oil go down this drain.
- Stagger water use—Use water efficiently throughout the day. For example, spread your laundry throughout the week instead of doing it all on one day.
- Pump your tank—Don’t let your septic tank get too full! Depending on how much water your home uses and how many people live in your house, it’s a good idea to have your tank pumped every 3-5 years.
- Inspect your system—A professional inspection can help you keep tabs on issues with your septic system. If it’s been a while since your last septic inspection, call us to schedule!