Getting A New Septic Tank Installed? 2 Tips To Keep It Maintained

If you are getting a new septic tank installed, you know how expensive this can be. Because of this, you want the septic tank system to last as long as it can. One way to do this is to provide the right type of maintenance. Below are two maintenance tips to get you started. 

Inspected and Pumped

One of the best things you can do is hire a septic tank company to inspect and pump your septic tank regularly. During the inspection they will ensure all parts are running smoothly, there are no problems with the drain lines or piping, and more. 

Septic tank pumping is removing scum, sludge, and floating solids from your septic tank. If not done. your septic tank will back up and this sludge and floating solids can back up inside your home through sinks or toilets. They bring in a pumper that is on a truck. A nozzle attached to a high-pressure water tube is placed inside the septic tank. The pump is turned on and high-pressure water comes out of the tube and into the tank. 

How often you have your septic tank pumped is also important. If your home uses a lot of water, such as if you have a large family, you will have to have the septic tank pumped more often. It also depends on the size of your septic tank. 

Maintenance You Can Do

There are many things you can do on your own to keep your septic system maintained properly. Try to reduce water usage in your home. You can do this by repairing drips in sinks or leaks in plumbing pipes. Even small drips and leaks can add up to increased water usage. Use high-efficiency appliances because they use less water, such as with washers and dishwashers. There are also hig- efficiency toilets that use less water when the toilet is flushed. 

Reducing how much solid waste enters your septic tank is something else you can do. The only thing that should be flushed down a toilet is toilet paper. Scrape your plates off before you rinse them to prevent food from going down the drain. This food will not only cause clogs but can also get into the septic tank. 

You also need to keep water off the drain field, which is the land right above the septic tank. Check your downspouts and makes sure they direct water away from the drain field. Check the grading on your property to prevent water from going directly to the drain field when it rains.  

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