Do’s and Don’ts When Maintaining Your Septic System

September 03 2020

Do’s and Don’ts When Maintaining Your Septic System

Your waste management system is one of the most important components of your property. For this reason, it is essential to prioritize maintenance and to utilize good habits when performing daily activities. At Septic Blue, we provide high quality septic services including annual inspections, pumping and cleaning services, 24 hour emergency septic repair and new septic system installation in Atlanta, GA and nearby metro area communities. Are you in need of some tips for proper septic maintenance? Here is a list of the most important Do’s and Don’s when taking care of your waste management system. 

Do Schedule Regular Inspections 
Routine inspections and maintenance services will extend the lifespan of your system, and alert you to any possible issues before severe damage occurs. Septic systems involve complex mechanisms that help to treat your wastewater. These components need to be inspected at least once per year to ensure they are working properly. Ignoring routine inspections could result in hidden leaks, premature replacement or exposure to illness causing bacteria. 

Don’t Allow Debris to Clog Your System
There are a lot of commonly used items that can quickly clog your septic system. Toilet paper should be the only item that is flushed down the drain. Keep facial tissue, paper towels, baby wipes and feminine care products away from your toilet by providing a small trash bin for family members and guests. When preparing meals or rinsing dishes, never allow grease, eggshells, coffee grounds and starchy foods to fall into your drains. Property owners with septic systems should avoid introducing food into their drain line by avoiding garbage disposals and tossing their leftovers into the trash or compost.  

Do Pump and Clean Your Tank
Solid debris will accumulate over time, creating buildup on the floor and walls of your tank. If left in place, these materials will often harden, and can drastically reduce the volume capacity of your septic tank. For this reason, periodic septic tank pumping and cleaning is vital to the success of your system. The recommended frequency of pumping and cleaning services varies based upon several factors such as tank size, number of people in the household, average water usage and more. Most property owners will need to schedule a pumping service at least once every 2 to 4 years. Our experts can help you determine the best schedule to meet your unique needs. 

Don’t Pour Chemicals into Your Drains 
Avoid the use of harsh chemicals near your drains. Beneficial bacteria help to break down solids inside your tank and drainfield, but chemical drain cleaners, bleach and other common household cleaning products can destroy the bacteria and create an imbalance in the condition of your septic system. 

Is It Time for You to Invest in Septic System Maintenance Services? Call Septic Blue 
Has it been years since your last septic pumping and cleaning service? Are you concerned about the condition of your tank? Then get the help you need today by calling the experts at Septic Blue. Our team of specialists are ready to help improve the safety and dependability of your septic system. Contact our office for more details or to schedule an appointment with a septic professional in Atlanta, Cumming, Stockbridge, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Snellville, Riverdale, Peachtree City, McDonough, Fayetteville, Georgia or a surrounding neighborhood.