If your home’s plumbing relies on a septic system, then you need to make sure it receives proper maintenance. Delaying or avoiding proper care for your septic tank can become an expensive and messy problem. Here are a few essential keys to proper septic tank maintenance that you don’t want to forget:
- Watch what you flush: Only toilet paper and waste should enter your septic system if you want to avoid a messy situation. Even the cleaners you use need to be septic safe. If you have guests visit your home often, you may want to post a sign letting them know what should and should not be flushed.
- Get your tank pumped regularly: All septic tanks need to be pumped regularly, though how often can vary depending on the size of your tank and the amount of waste being processed but is typically every two to four years. It’s a good idea to talk with your septic professionals about creating a regular schedule so that you don’t forget until it’s too late.
- Seek yearly inspections: Although you may not need pumping every year, it’s recommended to have someone inspect your septic tank once per year to make sure everything is running optimally.
- Attend to problems quickly: If you smell something foul, have several clogged drains, or notice any other septic issues, chances are you need septic tank maintenance. A trained professional can help you quickly identify the problem and provide you with a solution. It’s best to do this right away to minimize the amount of damage needing repair.
Here at Marion Pumper, we have the training and experience needed to make sure your septic system is well cared for and running optimally. Reach out to us today to let us know how we can help you with your septic tank maintenance.