Pumping out your septic tank is an affordable procedure which is essential for extending the life of your system and keep the pipes, tank and drain in good working order. Experts suggest you have you have your septic tank pumped out every 1 to 2 years. If you have more stress than the average home, it is essential you have the septic tank pumped out more often to increase the life of the system.
Tips to Extend the Life of Your Septic System
The less you put down the septic tank the better. Don’t dispose of items the drain or toilet that can be discarded in another way, such as non-degradable items, paper towels, kitty litter, diapers, Kleenex, it can be like washing money down the drain!
Don’t plant trees or plants on the system, the roots can form a mat inside the drain line as well grow into the drain field and create a host of problems.
Avoid pouring hazardous materials or grease down the drain, such as paint thinner, motor oil, paint from cleaning paint brushes and pesticides. Grease can clog the drain field, drains and impede the soil from soaking up liquids.
The more water you use in your home the more stress is put on the septic system. Try not doing all the laundry in one day, take shorter showers and not running the dishwasher until it’s full.
Incorporating a few of these valuable tips can make a big impact! Orlando Septic Service has 23 years of experience in Central Florida; we understand your needs and we’re ready to serve you!