If you have a septic tank, you need to make sure that you are developing the right habits that will allow you to take care of your septic tank over the long run.
#1 Always Get Your Tank Inspected Each Year
If you have a septic tank on your property, make it a habit to get it inspected on a yearly basis. With a yearly inspection, any and all maintenance tasks for your septic tank can be taken care of in one visit by a professional who knows what they are doing.
Getting a yearly inspection will also allow you to more closely monitor the level of your septic tank. You can stay informed about how much waste you are adding to your septic tank and the rate at which your septic tank is filling up. This can help you know when to get your septic tank pumped and allow you to save up for the task.
#2 Don't Delay Getting Your Tank Pumped
Do not delay getting your septic tank pumped. If you get yearly inspections, you should have a pretty good idea of when your septic tank needs to be pumped. Avoiding pumping your septic tank can result in your septic tank getting backed up, your tank getting damaged and your plumbing getting damaged. It is not worth it to put off pumping your septic tank when doing so can cause so much damage to your septic tank and plumbing. Always get your septic tank pumped on time.
#3 Keep Track of Maintenance, Location and Pumping Schedule
Create a binder or folder to keep track of everything that you do with your septic tank. This resource should include information about the location of your septic tank, to ensure that you and any other future owner of your home can easily find your septic tank. This resource should also include copies of all your yearly inspections, as well as information about each time your tank was pumped.
A resource binder for your septic tank will help you keep track of care and maintenance on it and will be a valuable resource to any new homeowner who purchases your property down the road.
#4 Be Mindful of How You Use Water
Finally, be mindful of how you use water. Install faucets and shower heads that allow you to stretch your water fuller. Use the economy cycle on your washer or make sure that you always run full loads. Try to waste and use as little water as possible to reduce the work on your septic system.
When you have a septic tank on your property, you need to get it inspected on a yearly basis. Do not delay getting your tank pumped; get your tank pumped when your septic inspector says it should be pumped. Make sure that you keep track of where your pump is located as well as all maintenance fixes and pumping dates for yourself and any future homeowner. Finally, try to cut back on the amount of water and waste that you send through your septic tank. For more information, contact companies like A Better Aim septic.Share
23 January 2018
Hello, my name is Jon. After buying my home, I was uncertain about how to maintain the septic system. I called a septic service company to come inspect the tank and lines to further discuss the required maintenance and repair needs of the system. After the inspection, the septic company informed me that the tank was full and needed to be pumped out. Worn components were in need of replacement as well. As a result of my diligence, I was able to avoid system failure and protect my septic system from damage. I hope to use this site to help others avoid a similar septic emergency. Thank you.