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Dos and Don'ts of Septic System Maintenance

Dos and Don'ts of Septic System Maintenance

As a homeowner, the last thing you want is to incur the hefty cost of a septic tank installation because of improper maintenance practices. Septic units require regular inspections and maintenance to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. A functioning system prevents health hazards and preserves groundwater quality by ensuring the sewage from your home does not pollute nearby water sources.

Septic Connection is the go-to service provider if you rely on a septic system for waste management. We leverage extensive knowledge and innovative septic tank pumping equipment to guarantee high performance and durability. Here are the dos and don'ts of septic maintenance to help you mitigate nasty disasters.

Do Schedule Regular Maintenance Inspections

As mentioned, routine maintenance inspections are vital to prevent health risks, pollution, and system malfunction. Hiring a professional septic company to inspect your system gives you peace of mind knowing certified technicians can detect and address minor issues before things get out of hand. We often customize inspections based on the type of systems, allowing us to check vital elements that can wreak havoc on your premises. Although industry experts recommend inspecting gravity systems every few years, some systems require frequent assessment, such as sand filters, pressure distribution, and proprietary septic units.

Do Pump Regularly

Septic tank pumping is essential to maintaining an efficient and durable system. Although many homeowners usually pump every three to five years, it varies depending on the number of people in your household and tank size. During an inspection, the septic company accounts for these factors and measures the sludge and scum in the tank before recommending the right pumping schedule. Even though everything is functioning as expected, delaying routine pumping can cause severe damage and costly septic tank repair services.

Don't Use Chemical Additives

Septic systems have naturally-occurring bacteria which break down waste. Excessive use of bleaches, detergents, and drain cleaners can affect the tank's fauna, harming the bacteria and system operation. If you add chemicals, there's a high chance of damage and the subsequent hefty costs of septic tank repair or replacement emergencies. Nothing is more frustrating than replacing components or the entire system because of a malfunction. The best way to prevent such problems is to avoid using chemical additives regularly. We recommend hiring a professional service provider to handle septic tank installation in case of irreversible damage. Our septic company installs and tests the system and provides helpful information to help you maintain an effective unit.

Don't Construct or Move Over the Drainfield

The wastewater treatment system is fragile and easily susceptible to damage. You risk severe damage if you construct structures, storage units, or driveways over the drainfield. In addition, constructing structures over the drainfield make it difficult to access the system during inspections and maintenance. Homeowners should avoid driving or placing heavy equipment above the wastewater treatment unit.

Now that you know the dos and don'ts of septic maintenance, contact a professional septic company to handle maintenance. We use proven strategies and industry-standard equipment at Septic Connection to ensure everything runs as expected. Schedule a consultation today, and enjoy quality septic tank installation, repair, and maintenance at competitive rates.