When you grow up with a septic system, certain tricks seem like second nature. However, if you’re new to septic system ownership, you might take certain things for granted or not realize that some habits are actually harmful for your septic tank. Here at Brandon Septic, we have been caring for septic tanks for years in a personal as well as professional capacity. Our team and owner Sam have determined that some septic tank maintenance tips would be helpful for new septic owners.
Tip #1. What you pour down your drain matters.
Septic systems are like little ecosystems. If one part gets thrown off balance, you can see the repercussions down the line. Never use bleach cleaning products in your showers, sinks or toilets. Make sure to carefully read ingredients on all your cleaners for bleach or ammonia.
Tip #2. Take care to protect your septic tank.
Septic tanks are buried underground and therefore often forgotten about. Take care to mark off where your tank and drain field are located and don’t put anything heavy on those areas. A cracked septic tank can cause all kinds of problems that will not only be a bothersome fix, but can be dangerous as well.
Tip #3. Get regular septic tank maintenance checks.
Septic tank maintenance checks are crucial for the health and wellbeing of your septic tank. You should never enter a septic tank, so seek professional help to ensure the structural integrity of your tank on a regular basis.
If you have questions about septic tank maintenance, give our team here at Brandon Septic a call today!