2 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Septic Tank

Posted on: 23 May 2017

Making sure that you keep your septic tank in good shape is exceedingly important because once that system fails you can end up experiencing many thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home and property while also potentially exposing your family to dangerous bacteria and waste. Listed below are two ways to get the most out of your septic tank and keep it in the best shape possible.

Be Proactive When It Comes To Maintenance

One of the easiest ways to get the most out of your septic tank is to just be very proactive when it comes to maintenance. The worst thing that you can possibly do when you have a septic tank is to wait until it starts exhibiting problems before you bother trying to perform maintenance or fix it, mostly because at that point it may already be way too late for you to prevent expensive issues.

The main that you should do when trying to be proactive when it comes to maintenance is to periodically hire a septic tank service to come to your home and pump the waste out of the tank. The amount of time that you will need to wait between pumpings is going to vary based on your home's individual usage and number of people that actually live in the home with you, so make sure to consult a septic tank service to get a basic guideline as to how often the tank needs to be pumped out.

Be Mindful Of What Goes Down Your Drains

Another important way to get the most out of your septic tank and to keep it in good shape is to be mindful of what goes down the drain. For example, if you or someone in your family is periodically dumping bones into your drains or other materials that are slow to break down, such as plastic or cloth, your septic tank can very easily become damaged and clogged.

In addition, you will want to make sure that you don't flush more than is necessary or just allow a lot of water to pour down your drains as this can wash away a lot of your enzymes and bacteria in the septic tank that is responsible for breaking down the waste. If you allow these enzymes and bacteria to get washed away, then the items in your septic tank will not break down quickly enough to keep the tank from overflowing and causing all manner of issues and problems.

Contact a septic tank service today, like Honest John's Septic Service Inc, in order to discuss what you can do to get the most out of the system. Being proactive when it comes to maintenance and mindful of what goes down your drains will go a long way towards keeping your septic tank in the best possible shape.

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A few months ago, I visited my parents’ lovely farmhouse for the weekend. On Sunday morning, everyone experienced chaos when my parents’ septic tank backed up. While I was taking a morning shower, I started hearing a gurgling sound. Immediately, I knew what was happening. I quickly finished my shower and informed my dad of the problem. Because it was Sunday, he couldn’t contact professional help until the next day. Thankfully, he was able to fix the problem temporarily. On this blog, you will discover various ways to temporarily solve a sanitation issue while you are waiting for experienced experts to get to your home. Enjoy!

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