The lifespan of a septic system is largely determined by how well drains are maintained on a regular basis. The heavier load you put on your system, the harder it has to work. If your system is working in overdrive all the time, it will need more frequent repairs and will likely need to be pumped more often. A septic system is meant to work really well, but its biggest ally in how well it does work is time. It needs the adequate time to break down the wastewater that is deposited. If your system isn’t able to keep up, then it will become a big headache for you.
Clean drains will reduce the workload that you’re putting your septic system under and will help you make the most of your resources.
Here is a list of some important ways to keep clean drains:
- Never dispose of anything in the toilet other than waste and toilet paper. There are a variety of different wipes and other items that people assume they can flush, but it quickly adds up and can cause major issues.
- Use small drain guards that will trap hair and pieces of food before they clog up your drains.
- Have a professional regularly clean your drains.
- Avoid using your own cleaners on drains, since that can often cause damage to your septic system.
Following this advice for clean drains will have a large impact on how well your septic system works. Don’t hesitate to call us at Brandon Septic, and Sam or another team member will be there right away to help you with any issues you’re experiencing.