You know you shouldn’t flush anything but toilet paper down your toilet and you should stay on top of your septic tank’s pumping schedule. And although you may feel like you’ve heard it all when it comes to septic maintenance tips, here are three helpful tips you probably haven’t heard before that can help you take better care of your septic system:
- Run your washing machine/dishwasher at intervals—Your septic system can’t process a huge influx of water all at once. One of the top septic maintenance tips we recommend involves spacing out your water usage. Don’t let your family members shower one right after another, don’t run your washing machine and dishwasher at once, and generally try to space out water usage throughout the day and week.
- Watch what cleaning chemicals you use—Some common cleaning chemicals can harm the good bacteria helping to break down waste in your septic tank. Go for natural cleaning products whenever possible and never use drain cleaners, which can not only harm the bacteria in your tank, but can also damage the tank itself.
- Direct water away from your drain field—If excess water constantly drains into your drain field, it can keep this part of your septic system from working properly. Direct your downspouts away from your drain field and make sure your irrigation system does not lead to excess water being added to this part of your septic system.
Contact us today at Clark Septic for more helpful septic maintenance tips!