Keeping your septic system environmentally friendly is so important! Just like your car, it needs to be properly maintained and inspected to ensure it isn’t damaging the local environment. If you’re concerned about this, you’ve come to the right place. This article covers some ways to keep your septic system environmentally friendly.
Keep Up-To-Date on Regular Maintenance
Ensure that your septic system is up-to-date by scheduling regular maintenance appointments. This includes inspections, cleanings, and pumpings on a schedule recommended by a septic system company. This maintenance can help identify and address problems before they require significant repairs. Even minor issues can potentially cause damage elsewhere in the house or yard, surrounding forests, or any body of water!
Do Not Overfill or Overuse Your Septic Tank
Septic tanks must be regularly pumped to avoid overfilling. You should also be conscious of how many people are using the septic tank and if yours is the appropriate size for your household. The frequency of septic tank pumping will depend on the number of occupants in the house and the size of the tank. Talk to a professional about how many people use your septic tank to avoid overfilling or overusing it.
Take Note of What You Flush
It is critical to take notice of what you flush down the toilet. Aside from wastewater and toilet paper, you should avoid flushing non-biodegradable items such as diapers, pharmaceuticals, and plastics. For starters, it can cause congestion, which can damage the system. Second, such waste is difficult to break down, posing a threat to the septic system and, ultimately, the environment.
Proper maintenance and care will benefit your septic system, family, and the environment! To get on a regular maintenance schedule, give Affordable Pumping Services a call today! We’ll be happy to answer your questions.