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Nov 08, 2023

Tips to Maintain Your Septic Tank System

If your home uses a septic system, the best thing you can do to keep it functioning properly is to perform regular septic tank maintenance. Unfortunately, a septic tank system is one of those components most homeowners rarely think about until something goes wrong. Issues arising from poor septic tank maintenance can cost you a lot of money and pose serious risks to you and your family.

Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we pride ourselves on offering quality and cost-effective septic services, including septic tank repair, septic pumping, and septic cleaning. In today’s blog post, we’ll provide you with helpful tips for maintaining your septic tank system.

  • Regularly Pump Your Septic Tank

One of the most important things you can do is schedule regular septic tank pumping. The frequency depends on the size of your tank and the number of people in your household. On average, every 3-5 years is a good rule of thumb. Pumping removes solid waste and prevents it from clogging the system.

  • Use Water Efficiently

Too much wastewater can overwhelm your septic tank and cause it to malfunction. Being mindful of water use can go a long way in keeping your septic tank system in good working condition. Conserving water not only benefits your septic system but also your wallet.

Here are some tips for efficient water use:

  • Fix leaks promptly
  • Use high-efficiency appliances
  • Consider installing low-flow fixtures
  • Shorten your showers
  • Frequent Inspections and Maintenance

The last thing you want is septic issues catching you by surprise. You need to have your septic system inspected at least once every three years. Regular inspections by a professional septic company can help catch issues early. This way, you can address minor problems before they turn into costly repairs.

  • Think About The Cleaning and Chemical Products You’re Adding To Your System

The products you use in your home can impact your septic tank system. Harsh chemicals and excessive use of antibacterial soaps can disrupt the beneficial bacteria in the tank. Moreover, they can corrode your pipes and harm the environment. It’s advisable to use septic-safe products whenever possible.

  • Don’t Treat Your Toilet Like a Trash Can

Your toilet is not a disposal unit. Flushing non-biodegradable items like wipes, sanitary products, condoms, diapers, or even excessive amounts of toilet paper can lead to clogs. Dispose of these items in the trash instead.

  • Make Sure Septic Tank Lids Are Closed

Ensure that the septic tank lids are closed and in good condition. Open lids can pose safety hazards and also let in excess rainwater, potentially overloading the system.

  • Consider How You Dispose of Food

Be mindful of how you dispose of food scraps. Avoid washing large amounts of food down the drain, as it can strain your septic tank. Consider using a compost bin for organic waste instead.

Contact Rooter Man Plumbing For Quality Septic Services

Proper septic tank maintenance can save you from expensive septic tank repairs and the inconvenience of a system failure. A well-maintained septic system can last for many years, saving you money and headaches. If you’ve noticed any problems with your septic tank system or it’s time for routine maintenance, call Rooter Man Plumbing for professional septic service.


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