Millions of households across America use septic systems to deal with their household wastewater safely and efficiently. However, you must understand how your septic system works and prioritize septic maintenance and care.
Make Sure Your Septic Tank Has a Safe Lid and is Closed at All Times
Your septic tank lid provides an essential layer of security and protection. Not only is your septic lid there to prevent animals or people from accidentally falling in your septic tank, but it also prevents debris that could disrupt your system from entering the tank. If your septic lid is damaged or ill-fitting, get it replaced right away.
Get Your Septic Tank Pumped Regularly
Pumping is an essential part of septic system maintenance. Depending on the size of your tank, it should be pumped every 1-3 years. If you neglect septic pumping, your tank could become overfilled. A full septic tank can lead to dangerous septic backups and many other problems.
Call a Septic Company at the First Sign of a Problem
If you suspect there may be a problem in your septic system, it’s critical to call a professional septic company right away. Some common signs of a septic problem are:
- Sulfur or rotten egg smell coming from inside or around the outside of your home
- Odd sounds coming from your pipes
- Slow draining sinks and tubs
- Slow flushing toilets
Don’t Forget the Yearly Inspections
Since your septic tank is buried underground, it’s almost impossible to know if problems are beginning to develop. This is where septic inspections come in. A professional septic inspector uses specialty equipment to identify issues that would otherwise go unnoticed. Fixing minor problems now can prevent significant, costly issues in the future.
For all your septic system needs, give Affordable Pumping Services a call!