We cannot stress enough how important it is to consistently maintain your septic tank! Regular cleaning and maintenance will extend the life of a septic tank and dealing with problems early on prevents them from becoming larger, more expensive issues.
All septic tank repairs should be undertaken by a professional. Septic tanks can be dangerous because the gasses inside can kill. For this reason, it is important to work with a professional for major cleaning, inspection, and repairs. So, what kind of maintenance is most important? Here are our top three septic maintenance tips for your home to help extend the life of your septic tank:
- Pump Regularly: Make sure you schedule a septic tank cleaning every three to five years. How often you need to pump your septic tank depends on the size of the tank and how many people reside in the household.
- Watch Water Usage: One of the easiest things you can do at your home is restrict water usage. It is a good idea to spread out laundry over several days rather than processing several loads at once. This ensures you do not overload the septic tank. You should also repair leaky faucets and toilets to avoid unnecessary water in the tank.
- Avoid Garbage Disposals: Using a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink can increase the solid waste in your tank by as much as 50%. Cutting down on this type of waste can greatly extend the time between septic cleanings and is another top septic maintenance tip.
These easy tips can help you keep your septic tank in good condition. Keep track of the work you do on your septic tank and contact us with any questions you have about septic maintenance!