General Tips for Septic System Longevity | Evergreen On Site
Working Toward Septic System Longevity
If you have a septic tank on your property, you already know how important regular septic tank inspections and maintenance are. Repairs can be costly, but replacing your entire septic system would be much more expensive. That’s why it’s so important to take proper care of the system you already have. You’ll likely be interested to know that there are actually a number of small things you can do to secure your septic system’s longevity. Here are three great tips you can use to ensure that a septic tank installation isn’t in your future anytime soon.
1. Don’t Skip or Postpone Sept Tank Pumping
Septic tank pumping should occur at least once a year. If you have a large family or know you use a significant amount of water, your system may require more frequent pumping services. Waiting too long to pump your tank will put undo strain on your system. Also, waiting can potentially cause a number of other problems. Avoid unnecessary septic repairs and help your system last longer by pumping your tank regularly.
2. Measure and Limit Water Usage
Households that use less water often find that their septic systems last longer. In order to keep your septic system functioning well, watch and, if needed, limit, how much water you and your family use.
3. Only Allow Biodegradable Materials into Your Tank
A common mistake many people make is to allow things like hair, feminine products, and cigarettes down drains. No one should ever flush these things, or any other non-biodegradable items, down the toilet. Non-biodegradables can do a lot of damage to your system and result in costly repairs or replacement.
Time for a Septic System Inspection or Worried You Need a Repair?
The best way to keep your septic system functioning longer is to be proactive and address issues as soon as they arise. Don’t put off repairs, because waiting can often do more damage and result in higher costs to repair them. Also, ignoring problems will put undo strain on your system and may cause it to fail long before it should. Evergreen On Site can answer any septic tank questions you might have. We’d be more than happy to help you with your septic tank inspections, pumping, repairs, or installation. Visit our website for more information or call (425) 276-7775 toschedule an appointment today.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Septic System Longevity