The New Year is just around the corner, which means it is time to make resolutions. While your septic system may not be on the top of the list (or anywhere on the list), it should be! As a vital part of your home, your septic system is not only disposing of all the waste going down the drains and toilet, it’s also responsible for treating and cleaning the water. It is also a costly investment that is worth taking care of.
Making Your Septic System Part of Your New Year Resolutions is Easier Than You Think
#1 Have Your Septic Tank Professionally Pumped
When it comes to maintenance, regular pumping is the most important thing that has to be done. As waste water goes down the drain it collects in the septic tank, where the solids sink to the bottom and the water makes its way to drain field, this is where filtering and treatment takes place. But the tank can only hold so much, when it is full the solids end up backing up into the house and traveling to the drain field. It can also do some serious and costly damage to the system itself.
#2 Be Mindful About Conserving Water
Using a lot of water all at once can overwork the system, which can lead to damage and even failure. Conserving water, repairing leaks, only use the dishwasher and washing machine when you have a full load, and turning the water off when you aren’t using it, will help ensure a healthy and long life for your system.
#3 Be Careful of What You Flush
Non-degradable items such as cat litter, chemicals, diapers, medications, paper towels, dental floss, or feminine hygiene products, should go into the garbage can and not the toilet. Also, be careful what goes down the sink. Limit the use of the garbage disposal (or not at all). Never allow household chemicals to go down the drain. Paint, oil, or cooking grease should also not go in the sink or toilet.
#4 Know the Name and Number for a Reliable Septic Service
Most people in Central Florida have the contact information to their doctor, car mechanic, maybe even an air conditioning person, and handyman. All safely stored in their phone. It should be the same for a septic service, because you never know when you are going to have an emergency and need one to respond out quick. Before the backed up waste water causes serious damage.
A service not only there to handle emergencies, but a company there to handle pumping out your septic tank and handle inspections. This way you may be able to avoid that emergency all together.
Here at Orlando Septic Service, we are committed to providing the very best quality and customer service. We are an environmentally friendly company serving Central Florida for 23 years. We are a licensed septic contractor certified with the State of Florida. Earning our reputation as an honest and reliable waste management business in the Seminole and Orange County areas.