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May 09, 2024

A concrete septic tank is a significant investment, and it’s important to take the necessary measures to extend its lifespan. In this article, Rooter Man Plumbing outlines seven tips to prolong the lifespan of your concrete septic tank and ensure it runs smoothly for years to come.

  • Make Sure Your System Is Properly Installed

Your concrete septic tank is only as good as its installation. A poorly installed septic system will only cause you endless problems and put a dent in your wallet. There’s no amount of septic tank maintenance that will salvage a poorly installed septic tank. That’s why it’s important to make sure you hire a professional septic company for septic tank installation.

  • Pump Your Septic Tank Regularly

One of the easiest ways to extend the lifespan of your concrete septic tank is to schedule regular septic tank pumping. This process involves emptying the contents of the tank before they accumulate to a point where they interfere with proper functioning. You should have your septic tank pumped out every 2-3 years, depending on the tank size and size of your family. If you’re not sure if you need septic tank pumping, call a professional septic company to perform an inspection.

  • Be Mindful About What Goes Into the Septic System

We cannot emphasize this enough: your septic tank is not a trash receptacle where you can dump all sorts of items. No matter what type of septic tank you own, avoid flushing inappropriate items such as grease, medications, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products. These items can easily shorten your concrete septic tank’s lifespan and cause clogs. The only things that belong in your septic tank are human waste, toilet paper, and wastewater.

  • Monitor Water Consumption to Avoid Overloads

The most common culprit behind septic tank failure is excessive water usage. When too much water enters your septic system at once, it can strain the system and cause backups. Our septic technicians recommend spacing out laundry and dishwasher loads to avoid overloads. It’s also a good idea to install water-efficient appliances to minimize water usage. If your family is growing and you’ve noticed that your daily water usage is increasing, you may need to install a bigger septic tank. Reach out to a septic company that specializes in septic tank installation for professional advice.

  • Schedule Regular Septic Tank Maintenance

Proper maintenance is an important part of extending the lifespan of your concrete septic tank. This means having a trusted septic company inspect the tank on a set schedule and investing in regular septic tank cleaning. Regular septic inspections help you identify potential problems before they get out of hand. It’s also important to schedule septic tank repair as soon as you notice signs of trouble.

  • Avoid Using Harmful Chemical Products

Chemical drain cleaners, bleach, and other harsh detergents can throw your concrete septic tank off balance. These products can kill the beneficial bacteria in your septic tank, disrupt the decomposing process, and cause pipe corrosion. Avoid harmful chemical products if you want to keep your septic tank in good working order and get the most out of it.

  • Avoid Driving Vehicles or Heavy Machinery over the Septic Tank

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to remember that subjecting your concrete septic tank to heavy weight from cars, heavy machinery, and structures can damage the tank. That’s why it’s important to know where the tank is located to prevent accidental damage.

Need Reliable Septic Services? Reach Out To Rooter Man Plumbing

Rooter Man Plumbing is a reputable plumbing company that provides professional septic services. We offer reliable and budget-friendly septic services, including septic tank repair, septic tank cleaning, drainfield repair, septic inspections, and more.

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