Just like everything else in your home, your few things septic system requires routine maintenance. While it’s easy to forget about, since water keeps going down the drain and the toilets keep flushing. That is until the drain start slowing down, waste water starts backing up into the bathtub, toilets start making funny sounds, or you start to notice a foul odor lurking around. 

If you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things you can do to limit costly septic repair costs. 

Use less water until you can have Orlando Septic Services come out and take care of the issue. This can mean taking shorter showers, avoid doing several loads of laundry, turning off the water when brushing your teeth, and avoid using the garbage disposal. 

To avoid the situation all together, make sure you have routine inspections and maintenance. Make sure you have your tank pumped on a regular basis, every 3 to 5 years. Don’t flush anything down the toilet except human waste and toilet paper. 

Routine inspections and maintenance 

Routine inspections and maintenance can make all the difference. Lengthening the lifespan of your system, the sooner you catch a problem and repair it, the less it will cost. 

Regular septic tank pumping 

How often you need your tank pumped depends on how much water is being used in the home. The number of people living in the home. The quicker the septic tank fills up, the quicker it will need to be pumped. 

Only flush toilet paper and human waste

Just because something says “flushable” such as wipes, cat litter, feminine products, dental floss, certain cleaning products, and such, doesn’t mean it should go into your septic tank. Not only do they cause clogs, they can throw the delicate bacteria process off balance, causing serious issues.