Where Should My Septic Tank Go?

The location of your septic tank is dependent on your local regulations and the type of soil in your area. However, there are still some general guidelines to follow when choosing where to put your septic tank:

  • Make sure it's at least 100 feet from any wells or surface water sources like streams or lakes.
  • Don't build it on top of a hill or other soft ground; this could cause problems with drainage.
  • Avoid placing it near trees or shrubs because roots can break the soil around pipes.

Do I Need to Be Careful About the Things That Go Down My Drains?

Yes, you do. The things that go down your drains are important; if they're not handled properly, they can cause big problems. The most common issue is grease buildup. Grease is a major source of clogs in drains and pipes, which can be very expensive to fix. Therefore, it's important to avoid putting grease down your sink and shower drains at all costs. You should also ensure that baby wipes, cleaning supplies, cat litter, or chemical drain cleaners never go down your drain.

Is It Okay to Use a Garbage Disposal If I Have a Septic System?

If you have a septic system, you should be careful about using your garbage disposal. The materials placed inside the disposal can cause your septic system to become clogged, leading to problems like backups and overflows. Also, remember that grease and oils should stay out of your tank.

Can I Park On Top of My Drainfield?

No, you should not park on top of your septic drainfield. This is because a parked car will put pressure on the ground and compact it, which can cause the drainfield to fail. Your septic system might not be able to handle any more waste water and could overflow into your yard.

How Often Do I Need to Schedule a Septic Tank Pumping Service?

Septic tank pumping should be done at least once every three years. You may need to pump your septic tank more often if you have an older system. You should also schedule a pumping service if there are signs that the tank is full, such as:

  • Puddles or pools of water around the tank
  • Slow drainage
  • A strong odor outside near the drain field

What Is the Average Lifespan of a Septic System?

The average lifespan of a septic system is about 15 to 20 years, but that can vary depending on various factors. Quality maintenance and repair services can maximize the longevity of your system. The size and type of system you have will also impact the length of time it lasts.

What Are the Most Common Signs of Septic System Failure?

Septic system failure can happen when your septic tank or drain field is overwhelmed by too much waste, leading to a backup that can cause damage to your home. If you notice any of the following signs, it's time to call a professional:

  • Slow draining sinks and toilets.
  • A foul odor comes from your drains or backyard.
  • Discolored water in your toilet bowl or sink drains.
  • A gurgling sound is coming from the pipes under your sink or toilet.

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