Do you own property in a rural area? Then you should be familiar with how septic tanks work. However, you may not have been informed about proper septic tank maintenance.
Septic Tank Maintenance Tips
Following the simple rules provided to you by TechEcoHome, you can extend the lifespan of your sewer system and postpone your septic tank maintenance service.
Clear the ground where the tank and drain field will be located. Cut down large trees or shrubs and get rid of deeps roots, as they may damage pipes and the system itself.
Be smart about the water.
To prolong the lifespan of your septic tank, conserve water whenever possible. Your tank can handle a great, but still limited, volume of water at a time. Septic tanks need time to separate solids and liquids to the drain field.
Here are some common water saving tips that are easy to follow:
- Check if all toilets and pipes are working properly. Leaky faucets can increase households water consumption.
- When doing laundry, try to make it as efficient as possible. Firstly, choose the right load size, it will help you in not wasting too much water. Secondly, instead of doing laundry on one day, try spreading it out over the week, which will give your septic tank time to recover.
Think Before Flush
Try to avoid flushing non-biodegradable items, like dental floss, cigarettes, diapers, feminine products, paper towels, or chemicals. Flushing those items down your septic tank may provoke an emergency maintenance service.
When Is It Time To Call an Expert?
If you start noticing that drains start to back up, work slower than usual, or you can smell a constant odor, you need to call a septic tank maintenance expert. Our team of professionals will answer all your questions and will be there in no time to perform quick and quality services. Call TechEcoHome now!