A clogged drain can ruin your day and keep your septic system from working like it should. If you’d rather avoid the hassle associated with a clogged drain, there are a few things you can do to keep your drains up and running.
- Pay Attention to What Goes Down Your Drains. The two main things that your septic system was designed to handle include toilet paper and human waste. For this reason, your septic system may have a hard time processing anything else. To keep clogs from becoming an issue, avoid letting cooking oils and grease go down your kitchen sink, use your garbage disposal as little as possible, and keep non-biodegradable items from being flushed down the toilet.
- Refrain from Using Chemicals Excessively. Your septic system is home to a host of helpful bacteria that are responsible for helping your system process waste materials properly. These bacteria also help your system process waste efficiently, so you don’t end up with clogs in your drains. You can prevent a clogged drain from harming your septic system by using bleach and other household cleaners sparingly. Often, the chemicals found in household cleaners can harm and even kill the needed bacteria in your septic system.
- Pump Your System Regularly. At Brandon Septic, one of the most important septic maintenance tips our owner, Sam, recommends to homeowners to help them keep their drains clear is to let us pump out their septic tank regularly. If it’s been a while since you last had your septic system pumped out, we’re currently offering a great deal on pumping.