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Septic Maintenance

Thanks to Inspectology and Young Septic Services for this handy septic maintenance information.

Maintaining a septic system is crucial to ensuring it functions properly and lasts a long time. Here are some things a homeowner can do to maintain their septic system:

Regularly pump the septic tank

Pumping the septic tank is important to remove solids that have settled at the bottom of the tank. This can certainly cause blockages and potentially damage the system. How often the tank needs to be pumped will depend on factors such as the size of the tank, the number of people in the household, and the amount of wastewater generated.

Watch what goes down the drain

Be mindful of what is flushed down the toilet and poured down the drain. Avoid flushing non-biodegradable items like wet wipes and feminine hygiene products, as they can cause blockages. Similarly, avoid pouring grease, oil, or harsh chemicals down the drain. They can harm the bacteria that break down waste in the septic tank.

Conserve water

Excessive water usage can overload the septic system and prevent it from functioning properly. Fix any leaky faucets or toilets and avoid using large amounts of water all at once, such as doing multiple loads of laundry in one day.

Inspect the system regularly

Inspect the system regularly for signs of damage or wear and tear. Wet spots on the ground near the tank or foul odors are examples. If any issues are detected, call a professional to assess the situation and make any necessary repairs.

Plant grass over the drain field

Significantly, planting grass over the drain field can help absorb excess moisture and prevent erosion, which can cause damage to the system. Another key point is to avoid planting trees or shrubs over the drain field, as their roots can damage the pipes.

To summarize, Young Septic Services strives to meet our client’s needs from the septic inspections, standard maintenance, and full installations. Our certified septic inspectors provided years of experience and knowledge to guide.We educate the client through the components of a septic system with multiple tyr of inspections, from standard visual inspections to camera inspections, and inspections with a pump ou Every inspection comes with a detailed report

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