Tips For Maintaining Your Septic System

Your septic system does a lot of work to get rid of the waste that is produced in your home. While septic system issues happen regardless of how well you take care of your septic system, there are still things you can do to help reduce the number of repairs that need to be done and keep your septic system functioning at its best capacity.

Here are some of the best ways to maintain your septic system:

  • Save the trash for the trash can. Your toilet shouldn’t be used as a trash can. Cotton swabs and baby wipes should be left for the trash can, as tossing them into the toilet can lead to clogs and problems for your septic system.
  • Don’t put grease down your kitchen sink. Grease can also cause clogs and buildups in your sewer lines, so make sure to deposit your leftover grease elsewhere. One easy way to take care of your grease is by putting it in a used jar, can, or bottle, allowing it to harden, and then throwing it in the trash can.
  • Make sure to regularly inspect and repair your septic system. When it comes to septic systems, the professionals really do know best. They are trained to handle your septic problems, including clogs and damaged lift stations, tanks, and more, so don’t try to correct every septic issue on your own. If you’re concerned about your septic system and want to make sure everything is working right, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team here at Marion Pumper.