When it comes to your septic system, it is important that you care for it properly to avoid issues down the road. Caring for your septic system does not have to be an expensive endeavor either. When you follow a few of the tips that D’Amorie Construction lays out in this article, you will find that you can have a well running septic system almost all of the time.
Check & Pump Your Septic Tank System Regularly
When we say that your system needs to be inspected and pumped frequently, we don’t mean once a month. Your septic tank should be inspected every three years to ensure it is working properly. The average septic tank should be pumped out every three to five years. There are other mechanisms within your septic system that should be inspected more frequently however. This would include the electrical float switches, pumps and mechanical components of your system.
Use Water Efficiently when Living with a Septic Tank
Did you know that each person in your house uses an average of 70 gallons of water each day? There are ways however, that you can use water more efficiently in your home. Here are some of our ideas:
– High efficiency toilets
– Faucet aerators and high efficiency showerheads
– Properly using your washing machine
– Do all laundry in one day
Waste Disposal Methods at Home
Whenever you flush the toilet, put something in the garbage disposal or use the shower or bath, all the water will lead straight to the septic tank. It is important that you follow some disposal rules to ensure your septic system doesn’t have problems later.
– Toilets Are Not Trash Cans: You should never flush anything down the toilets that isn’t human waste or toilet paper. Grease, food, paper towels, baby wipes and other items should never be flushed down the toilet.
– Be Careful When Pouring Liquids Down the Drain: Your septic tank has a collection of organisms that will help break down the waste that is found in the tank. Certain things like oil based paint, cooking grease, chemical drain cleaners, and food in garbage disposals will get in the way of this natural process and cause buildup to collect in your septic tank.
Maintain Septic Drain Field
The drain field is an important part of your septic tank in that it works to remove contaminants that emerge from your septic tank. To properly maintain this important component, you should never park on top of the drain field. You should also avoid planting trees too close to it as the roots can cause damage. Your drainage system should also be placed away from your drain field to help avoid problems.
Septic System Service & More in Orchard Park, Blasdell, West Seneca, Lackawanna, Cheektowaga, Buffalo NY & Western New York
If you are experiencing problems with your septic tank, or are in need of maintenance work on your system, you can trust the experts at D’Amorie Construction to handle the job for you. We have the experience and equipment needed to keep your septic system running efficiently without any problems. Call us today!