Avoid Septic Systems Issues with These Tips

A man pumps out a household septic tank

Your septic system is critical to the comfort of your family. By following these tips, you can extend the life of your system and prevent costly issues.

Schedule an annual inspection to check the functionality of your system. This can help identify issues earlier to prevent damage.

Conserve water to reduce strain on your system by optimizing dishwasher and laundry loads, taking shorter showers, installing high-efficiency appliances and low-flow fixtures, and regularly checking for water leaks.

Avoid pouring grease down drains. Grease can build up inside your pipes and also clog the septic drain field, leading to costly repairs.

Maintain a regular pumping schedule of every 3 to 4 years.

Minimize use of heavy-duty cleaners. Too many of these will disrupt the internal functionality of your system and cause it to work less efficiently.

Keep the area above and around your septic system clear. Do not plant trees or bushes where roots could affect septic function. Divert rainwater away from the system and do not put structures, asphalt, or concrete above your septic tank or drain field.

❖ Utilize only septic-safe products, including toilet paper, cleaning products, and detergents. Only biodegradable products should be used.

Avoid hazardous chemicals. Products such as motor oil, paint thinner, and gasoline should never be poured down the drain.

Questions? Contact Haldeman Mechanical today for all your plumbing needs.