Helping to Maintain Home’s Septic System
Maintaining your home’s septic systems often isn’t on your mind until something goes wrong. While the maintenance should be left to the professionals, there are some things you can do to help ensure you septic system continues to work properly.
If you have a clogged drain, make sure you that you take care of it right away. Drain clogs can add to solids in the tank. Don’t try to force them down, but opt for professional drain cleaning so that the clog can be properly removed. In fact, you don’t want to force anything down a drain that shouldn’t go there. For instance, baby wipes shouldn’t go down a toilet, contrary to any claim that it’s okay, the same goes for female sanitary products and paper towels.
You can also inspect the area around your residential septic system occasionally. Make sure you don’t smell anything unusual, that the ground isn’t soft, and that the grass in the area of your septic tank and drain field isn’t longer or greener than the rest. If you notice something unusual, it is a good idea to make the call and have All Around Septic do a routine inspection of your septic system.
Just like changing the oil to maintain your vehicle and extend its lifespan, the same is true for septic systems. A little maintenance can go a long way. Even if a problem comes about, prompt action can make a difference in how serious the issue is. If you have an emergency call All Around Septic, we are here to help!