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The Do's and Don'ts for Septic Tank Pumping

These are some key tips when it comes to your septic tank usage and maintenance. Get in touch with us today if you have any further questions about septic tank repair.

  • Pump your tank from the large main cap(s) on an average of every 3 years. This helps prevent leaching system failure and will prolong the life of your septic system.

  • Your tank should be pumped from the large main cap(s) to ensure that all the scum and sludge buildup is removed from your tank properly.

  • Use water wisely. Conserve water to reduce the amount of wastewater that must be treated and disposed of.

  • Repair any leaking faucets or toilets immediately. The smallest drip will allow unnecessary water to enter the septic system.

  • Only complete 1 or 2 loads of laundry per day. Use a “septic safe” laundry detergent as this is easier on the septic system.

  • Use a monthly bacteria treatment. This will help replace the bacteria that has been killed by normal household cleaners.

  • Know where your septic system is.

  • Keep vehicles off of your septic tank and leaching system.

  • Keep accurate, detailed records of pumping and inspections. Pass along all records to new property owners.

Do:

  • Drive or park vehicles over your septic system.

  • Dispose of non-biodegradable wastes or chemicals into the septic system, such as coffee grounds, grease, oil, plastic, kitty litter, feminine hygiene products, condoms, cigarette butts, diapers, baby/hand wipes, paper towels, drain cleaners, solvents, paint, bleach, disinfectants, pesticides, etc.

  • Go down into a septic tank, under any circumstances! The gases present may poison or asphyxiate you!

  • Drain water from hot tubs or pools into your septic system.

  • Build over your septic system, such as patios, carports, decks, sheds, trees, etc.

Don't:

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Follow these helpful do's and don'ts when it comes to the septic tank on your property. For any further questions, don't hesitate to give Septic Technologies Inc. a call.

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