A septic system functioning at optimal performance is important for a number of reasons, the most important being the health and well-being of people living on the premises. There are misconceptions about the number of times a septic tank needs to be pumped, what repair and maintenance costs are like, and how one can take care of a septic system in the best possible way. Affordable septic service is not difficult though if you take a few precautions. Here are a few tips that can help.
Careful With Washing
There is a limit to how much your septic system or leaching pit can handle. Buy washing machines with front loaders because they clean better and also use less water. Use them sparingly, for full loads, to make sure there isn’t more stress than necessary on your septic system. Also pay attention to the amount of soap you use, because this soapy residue can be a problem for your clothes and also difficult for your septic system to get rid of. You can use a mixture of vinegar and water as a homemade cleanup solution for small cleaning, and non-phosphate products that are chlorine free and bio-degradable for larger loads because this is great for your septic system as well as the environment.
Watch Your Garbage
It’s never a good idea to flush things like band-aids, tampons, condoms or paper towels down your toilet because they can always cause a blockage further down the tank and cause unnecessary strain on your entire septic system. This can eventually damage your septic drain or drain field and lead to some very expensive and completely unnecessary repair costs. Also, avoid flushing toxic waste such as thinners and oils because they cause damage to the environment around the drain field.
Other Things To Avoid
Put pet waste in the garbage, not the toilet. Don’t dump batteries in your home, return unused and out-of-date medications to your druggist, and keep pesticides and fertilizers away from your septic tank.
Affordable Septic Service
Maintaining your septic tank doesn’t have to be expensive if you take a few precautions in advance. For affordable septic service or more advice related to any plumbing needs, contact the team at Roto-Rooter High Desert today.