Easy-to-Follow Septic System Tips
If you have recently installed a new septic system or upgraded your existing one, you’ll want to make sure you get the most out of it. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take at home to keep the system well maintained. If you adhere to these septic system tips, you can keep expensive repairs at bay.
Follow These Septic System Tips for Optimal Upkeep
1. Have Your System Inspected Every Year
An annual inspection from a qualified technician will alert you to minor problems. You can then repair them before they turn into more serious issues that will be harder and more expensive to diagnose and fix.
2. Don’t Hold Off on Your Laundry Until the Weekend
You use your septic system daily for the toilet, shower, dishwasher, etc. To spread out the flow going through the system, do your laundry throughout the week. This will prevent sudden surges of water use within a small window of time, which taxes the system.
3. Install Low-Flow Appliances and Fixtures
When remodeling and upgrading your home, make a point of choosing low-flow appliances and fixtures when applicable. They will reduce water use significantly and help your septic system last longer.
4. Avoid Discarding Grease or Food Down the Drain
As a rule of thumb, anything that cannot dissolve shouldn’t be disposed of down the drain. Cooking grease may appear liquid or semi-liquid, but it solidifies as it cools down and can clog the septic system. Pouring that pan of grease down the drain, while convenient, drastically reduces the lifespan of the septic system. This also greatly increases the need and frequency of septic system pumps.
Give Kingsgate Septic a Call
If you would like to schedule an inspection or need a quality repair for your septic system, contact Kingsgate Septic today. These septic system tips will prolong the life of your system and prevent inconvenient and burdensome backups and other issues.
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