Keeping Your Septic System Up And Running

17 May 2017
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If you are having problems with your septic system, there are a few things that could be going wrong. The best thing that you are going to be able to do is to have your septic tank pumped. This does not take very long, and it will usually fix the problem. It is interesting that most of the time when a septic system is having problems, there are common denominators. People think that a septic system is pretty much indestructible, but they are actually quite fragile. You are going to want to take very good care of your septic system. Here are a few things that are going to help you take care of your septic system so you do not have any more problems.

Be Careful What You Flush

When your septic tank is getting pumped, you may be amazed at what exactly is found in the sewage. Most of the time when a septic system is backed up, it is because there were too many non-biodegradable things that were flushed down the toilet—things like condoms, tampons, baby wipes, and even cigarettes. If you want to decrease the amount of clogs and problems that you are having with your septic system, be very careful what you flush.

Be Careful Where You Park

It may seem odd, but a lot of the time, a septic tank is not very far under the ground. For this reason, it is very important that you do not park on top of the tank. Have your plumber locate your septic tank so you can make sure that it is a no-parking zone. Also have the technician tell you where the drain field is so you do not obstruct the drain field in any way. If you stay off the tank and do not block the drain field, you will be more likely to be problem free when it comes to your septic tank.

Be Careful Cleaning Clogs

Most of the time when a person sees that they have a clogged drain, the first thing that they reach for is the liquid drain cleaner. The problem with these drain cleaners is that they are full of harsh chemicals that can kill the bacteria that help break down the sewage in your septic tank. If those bacteria are killed off, then you may have to have your septic tank pumped due to sewage not being broken down by the bacteria.