Septic Maintenance: Are You Doing All You Can?

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Septic MaintenanceIt seems like the smallest and the simplest things can be the most difficult to remember. Given enough large tasks that require our attention, it’s easy to forget the small things we need to do, especially for things that aren’t super exciting like your septic tank! Here at Marion Pumper, we want to assist you in your septic maintenance, so that the little things don’t turn into a big emergency!

The good thing about septic maintenance is that it doesn’t take a huge shift in the habits that you already do. In fact, many of these things you probably already do. For example, a key part of septic maintenance is watching what goes down your drains. Nothing should go down your toilets besides toilet paper and waste. When it comes to your sink, rather than using the disposal, try scraping solid foods into the garbage can and teach your children to do the same. What about your laundry and cleaning products? Just make sure that your cleaners are bleach-free and you’re already helping your septic system maintenance!

The most important part of septic maintenance is to have your septic system regularly pumped and checked. This is a process that needs to take place every 2-5 years, depending on the size of your household and your tank size. Don’t put off this crucial step in septic maintenance, or you’ll end up with a messy emergency!

For more septic maintenance tips, call Marion Pumper today!