If your home Central Florida has a septic, you know how important it is to keep it healthy and running efficiently. After all, it plays a huge role in keeping your home safe. Collecting all the waste water from your home, from the toilets, sinks, showers, and bathtubs. Separates the solids and then filtering the waste water and slowly back into the ground. It is responsible for ensuring the groundwater remains clean and sanitary. Everyone should know important information about your septic system. 

Your septic system plays a big part in keeping your home and family healthy


Not Everyone’s Septic Pumping Schedule is the Same

Experts tell us we need to pump our septic tank every 3 – 5 years, but there are several factors that impact your schedule. Such as, the size of the septic tank, how many people living in the home, age of the system, and water usage, all affect how often you should have the tank pumped. The team at Orlando Septic Services can inspect your septic system and get you on the right track. 

You Can’t Flush Everything 

Though it may be easy to flush just about anything down the toilet, If you have a septic system, many things can be detrimental to your tank. The only things that should be flushed are, toilet paper, human waste, and water. Things like pet waste, feminine hygiene products, grease, and even some cleaners can interfere with the delicate bacteria balance in the tank. Which affects the capability of properly breaking down waste.

Drain Cleaners Can Harm Your System

It is so easy to use a chemical drain cleaner when you have a clogged pipe or drain, but they can do significant damage to your tank. Even those that claim to be safe for septic systems, wreak havoc. Your septic system relies on bacteria to break down solids, chemicals found in drain cleaners prevent the bacteria from doing their job. This means solids aren’t broken down like they should, the solids either back up into your home or leak out into the drain field. 

Check back with Orlando Septic Services next week for more important information on your system, until then contact us for more information and to make an appointment.