How to make sure that your
effluent system is functioning well at all times?

Septic Tank Repair

If your septic system is giving troubles, you will have to go through a lot of pain and frustration. Therefore, it is always better to inspect the septic system properly and overcome the issues that you will come across. Then you will be provided with the chance to save a lot of money in the long run, while staying away from frustration. Here is a list of 11 effective septic tank maintenance tips that every homeowner can follow. If you follow these tips, you will be able to overcome all sorts of issues that may arise in the system.

1. Never put personal hygiene products

Most of the people prefer to flush their personal hygiene products in the toilet. This can lead you towards frustrating blocks in the tank. Therefore, you need to make sure that you are throwing away all the personal hygiene products in the trash.

2. Think twice before you put dental floss

You might think that dental floss cannot cause a major impact on your septic system, but it is not. It can easily get caught on the effluent system and can lead you towards a lot of struggles when you are proceeding with effluent tank emptying. Therefore, you should also put dental floss in the trash.

3.  Never flush Wipes and Kleenex

Most of us prefer to have a box of wipes or Kleenex at the bathroom because of the convenience that it can provide. However, you must make sure that you are not flushing them down in the toilet after the use. That’s because wipes and Kleenex can easily create clogs.

4. Be mindful about Plastic

Many products that you purchase from the market come along with plastic wrappings. You should never throw them in the toilet. They will never go down in the toilet and you will come across a lot of issues. You must also make sure that you are throwing them down in the trash.

5. Don’t flush Paper towels as well

We also believe that paper towels would dissolve with water and go down in the toilet. However, they can produce a pulp when combined with water and you will come across a lot of issues. If you want to make sure that your effluent tank is functioning properly, you must think about putting paper towels in trash as well.

6. Manage all your laundries

You would be washing all your weekly load of clothes on a weekend. On this day, you will come across few loads of laundry as well. When you are working on them, you need to make sure that you are not overwhelming the effluent system. That’s why you need to spread out the load for multiple days and get them cleaned.

7. Don’t put Cooking oil and grease

Cooking oil and grease are some of the biggest culprits, which can clog your septic tank. If you make it a habit to send them down, you will come across a lot of painful issues in the future. Therefore, you should not let cooking oil or grease go down in the toilet, sink or tub.

8. Plant in your garden carefully

When you are focusing on septic tank maintenance, you must also think about planting your garden accordingly. That’s where you must think about getting the assistance of a landscaping professional. You must make sure that you are not planting any trees or shrubs on top of the septic pipes that run through your garden.

9. Focus on drain field maintenance

You must also pay special attention towards drain field maintenance. This can also help you overcome many unforeseen issues that may arise in the septic system. When you park on top of the drain field, you are causing damages to the pipes. Therefore, you must look for an alternative place to park the car. You can also ask the guests who come to your place to park their cars in an alternative place.

10. Never ignore regular maintenance

You must make it a habit to engage with septic tank maintenance. It is better if you can create a schedule and follow that. This will help you to make sure that your system stays healthy at all times. You will also be able to detect the issues that would arise in their early stages.

11. Don’t put Cooking oil and grease

Most of the people make the mistake of purchasing a septic system, which is not appropriate for the needs of the home. You shouldn’t do that mistake as well. You must take a look at the needs of your family and go for an appropriately sized septic system to avoid hassle.


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