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Jan 24, 2024

How to Save Money on Septic Maintenance?

It goes without saying that septic maintenance is an essential part of keeping your septic system in tip-top condition. A well-maintained septic system offers many perks to you as a homeowner or commercial property owner. Apart from keeping costly repairs at bay, routine maintenance extends the lifespan of your septic system. However, septic maintenance doesn’t have to empty your wallet.

In this article, Rooter Man Plumbing explores some of the ways you can save money on septic system maintenance while keeping your septic in top shape. Read on to learn a few tips and tricks to help you save money on your septic needs.

  • Have Your Septic System Inspected Regularly To Avoid Costly Repairs Down The Road

Just like any other part of your home, your septic system needs to be inspected regularly to make sure it’s working properly. A professional septic company can identify any potential problems early on, before they become major and expensive repairs.

  • Schedule Regular Septic Tank Pumping

Septic tank pumping involves removing sludge and solids before they can cause blockages and backups. The frequency with which you need to have your septic tank pumped depends on a number of factors, such as the size of your tank, the number of people living in your home, and the amount of water you use. However, a good rule of thumb is to have your tank pumped every three to five years. Always hire an experienced septic company to pump out your septic tank.

  • Schedule Regular Septic Tank Cleaning

In addition to pumping, it’s also important to have your septic tank cleaned every few years. This removes any scum or debris that has accumulated on the surface of the liquid. Septic tank cleaning can help improve the efficiency of your system and extend its lifespan.

  • Be Mindful of What You Flush

One of the best things you can do to save money on septic maintenance is to be mindful of what you flush down the toilet. This reduces the amount of solid waste entering your system, extending the time between pumping and minimizing the strain on your septic tank. Only flush toilet paper and human waste. Avoid flushing anything else, such as grease, coffee grounds, feminine hygiene products, or paper towels. These items can clog up your septic system and lead to expensive septic tank repairs.

  • Pay Attention to Signs of Trouble

It’s advisable to keep an eye out for signs of septic trouble and take quick action to prevent further problems. Early warning signs like slow drains, odors, or soggy areas around the tank indicate potential problems. The sooner you address the problem, the less likely it is that you’ll have to deal with expensive repairs. Be sure to schedule septic tank repair with a reputable septic company when you notice signs of septic failure.

  • Make Sure Your Septic Tank Cover has Easy Access

If your septic tank cover is buried deep underground, it will be more expensive to have it pumped and cleaned. Make sure your tank cover is easy to access by installing a riser, which is a pipe that extends from the tank to the ground surface. This simplifies future inspections and pumping, saving time and money on labor costs.

  • Use Water Efficiently

The less water you use, the less strain you’ll put on your septic system. This means taking shorter showers, fixing leaky faucets, and watering your lawn less often. You can also install water-efficient appliances, such as low-flow toilets and showerheads. Reducing water usage minimizes the amount flowing into your septic system, leading to less frequent pumping and lower costs.

Whom To Call

Is your septic system due for service? Contact the septic experts at Rooter Man Plumbing. We are a trusted septic service company offering professional septic services, including septic maintenance, septic tank installation, septic cleaning, and many more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


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