While our Roto-Rooter team proudly provides affordable septic services to those who need it, there are many things you can do to prevent potential issues with your tank and avoid unnecessary repairs. So, here are a few simple things you can do to maximize your tank’s life and avoid major issues.
Follow These Simple Septic Tank Tips
- Don’t Overuse the Garbage Disposal
While it can be tempting to just toss leftovers and scraps down your sink’s garbage disposal, this can cause issues not only with your plumbing, but it will result in your septic tank needing more pumping and maintenance. Try your best to use your compost or garbage instead of the disposal – when possible.
- Watch What You Flush
While it may seem obvious, when you simply flush anything down your toilet or drain – especially non-biodegradable objects – they will not be broken down in your tank naturally and can cause serious backup and other septic issues. Avoid flushing wipes, hygiene products, and diapers down the toilet (no matter what the packaging states).
- Be Careful with Greases & Additives
As mentioned above, you need to be careful about what goes down your drains. Leftover food grease, additives, and fats can disturb your tank’s regular operations and cause issues in your drain field. Besides your tank, these things can also be the cause of pipe clogs and cause some major disruptions to your home.
- Keep RV Wastewater Out of Your Septic Tank
Some homeowners don’t realize, but your septic tank was not made to cope with big volumes of waste at once. So, trying to dump your RV wastewater can cause instant backups, and even if it doesn’t, in most cases it will put a tremendous strain on your system and cause future issues.
- Pumping Schedule
Normally, you should be getting your septic tanks pumped every three or four years. Keeping track of your maintenance and pumping schedule is vital in prolonging the life of your tank and for avoiding major issues and repairs. If you don’t know the last time your tank was pumped, be sure to contact a septic tank service provider to inspect it so you can know when it needs to be pumped next.
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If you are having septic tank issues or have questions about your system, contact our team for affordable and certified septic tank services and repairs.