A FEW TIPS:

  • Don’t do all your laundry in one day; space it out. Systems that would otherwise function normally can be temporarily overloaded when large amounts of water are introduced at once.
  • Avoid dumping cleaners and bleach down drains. These can actually hinder the bacterial decomposition inside the tank.
  • Water treatment systems cannot be discharged into septic tanks. They require a separate leaching system.
  • Be cautious with products labeled and sold as “Flushable and Septic Safe.” These can cause damage to your tank components and our service provider equipment.
  • Educate your family as to proper use of the system. (i.e. conserve water).
  • Set up a schedule of regular tank cleaning, including a visual inspection.
  • Check for leaks. Just one leaky faucet can contribute hundreds of gallons of unnecessary water a year to your septic system.
  • Minimize or eliminate the use of garbage disposals.
  • Know where your tank is located.
  • Don’t drive or park over your septic system.
  • Don’t place any permanent, or semi-permanent, structures over your septic system.
  • Keep accurate records of cleaning dates and reports.

 

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