Septic systems are well-crafted and efficient additions to your home, but like everything else in your house, even normal use will eventually cause wear and tear. However, you can do a few things to keep your system working properly without needing serious septic tank services. Here are some of the steps you take:
Inspect and Pump Regularly
A typical septic system should be inspected at least once every three years or more frequently if it contains more electrical parts like switches and pumps. It should also be fully pumped at least once every 3-5 years. It is a good idea to contact your local septic tank service provider to see how often they recommend inspections for your specific system.
Use Water Efficiently
Your septic system can overfill, especially if the drain field is too saturated with water. To keep your system functioning properly, try to limit the amount of water you use with high-efficiency appliances.
Dispose of Waste Properly
Your drains are not trash cans, and your septic system isn’t designed to handle most solid waste. To avoid clogging and damaging your tank, don’t dump anything like non-flushable wipes, feminine hygiene products, or coffee grounds down your drains.
Maintain Your Drainfield
Keep trees a safe distance from your drain field and never drive or park over it to avoid damage to the system underneath. You should also regularly check your drain field, especially during wet seasons, to inspect for clogs or signs of malfunction.
A well-managed septic tank can be low maintenance. By following these tips, you should be able to keep your septic system functional and free from damage. For inspections, repairs, and all other septic services in the San Antonio Hill County area, don’t hesitate to contact us at Busy B Septic today.