The septic system in your home is an essential piece of plumbing. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or know your septic system needs to be inspected, it may be time for repairs and maintenance. Here are some ideas and tips for septic system maintenance to ensure the overall health of your unit.
Prevent Harmful Items From Entering Your Septic System
This is an excellent approach to ensure that you follow the requirements for what to flush and what to rinse down the drain while also being mindful of not wasting water. The key to a comprehensive septic system maintenance checkup is ensuring nothing dangerous flows through your pipes and drains.
Be Weary Of What Goes Down Your Toilet
Human waste and toilet paper are the only items that should be flushed down the toilet. Even flushable wet wipes and towelettes should not be flushed. This can lead to many difficulties, making septic system maintenance more complicated than necessary.
Be Cautious Of What Goes Down Your Sink
This can be tricky because many of us have garbage disposals and may believe it is safe to drop anything down. The truth is that certain things do not decay correctly. One of these things is oil, which many of us use in cooking.
Avoid Waste Water
When you use your dishwasher, laundry machine, or other equipment connected to your plumbing system, wastewater accumulates. Not only is this an issue when visitors come over, but wastewater can also build up and overwhelm the system during inclement weather. This strains your septic system and should be avoided while performing septic system maintenance at home.
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