April 26, 2017 by

Just because occasional septic system pumping in Hesperia, CA, is an unavoidable part of owning a home with a septic tank, that doesn’t mean you want to do it any more often than is strictly necessary. When properly maintained, a septic tank should only need pumping every 3-4 years, and they can often go up to five years without major issue.

However, there are things you can do to extend the amount of time you go between septic system pumping calls. When dealing with a septic tank, it’s important to always remember it’s there and try to put it under as little strain as possible.

4 Things to Do to Reduce Your Need for Septic System Work

ONLY flush items intended to be flushed

In terms of use, this is the biggest difference between a septic tank and a sewer system. People who are on sewer lines can “get away” with flushing foreign objects without usually causing problems. That’s simply not true for a septic tank. Anything besides human waste and toilet paper can potentially cause problems such as clogs or imbalanced tank ecosystems.

Use natural/organic cleaning products

Try to avoid the use of harsh chemical cleaners, both in your toilet and around the house in general.  Chemicals like bleach can cause issues with a septic tank when used in large quantities. The same goes for “draino” style pipe de-cloggers. Septic tanks just don’t like chemicals, so try to keep things as natural as possible.

Use low-flow toilets, faucets, showers, etc.

This one is common sense: The less water you put into your septic tank, the less often it will need to be emptied. Plus, low-flow fixtures are an investment that quickly pay for themselves by reducing your monthly water bill, and they’re good for the environment too. It’s win-win.

Try to avoid too much simultaneous use

While septic tanks can handle most common situations, it’s still an excellent idea to try to avoid putting too much strain on them. Try not to use too many water sources at one time, such as not taking a shower at the same time as the dishwasher is running.

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