Your septic system is one of the most important parts of your home. But you probably don’t think about it until a problem happens – mainly a backup that can leave your bathroom a flooded mess. Here is what you should know about your septic system.
Where It Is
Although parts of your septic system are easy to find, like the tank on your toilet, other parts are harder to find. So, when you move into a new house, one of the first things you should do is to figure out where the septic system is. That way, whenever you have issues that you need a professional plumber to come and fix, you can tell them where it is. If you’re unsure of where your septic system is, the experts can help you find it so that you don’t damage it on accident.
Avoid Damaging It
Even if you don’t think that your septic system is exposed, you could still damage it. For instance, if you drive on top of it, you could cause it to backup without realizing it. Adding new structures to your yard is also another way to potentially damage your septic system. If your system is damaged in any way, then you need to get it repaired.
Even if your septic system isn’t damaged and never acts up in the ten years you’ve lived in your current home, you will still need to maintain it. Timely maintenance and repairs will keep your septic system problem-free. That said, you shouldn’t abuse it. Leftover cooking grease or spoiled milk shouldn’t be constantly poured down the toilet – that’s a surefire way to ruin your system. Flushable wipes can also cause problems too if you’re not careful and judicious in their use. Lastly, if you haven’t had your septic system inspected or repaired in the last three years, then it’s probably a good time to schedule that before it’s too late.
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