If there is one part of our home’s system we probably would rather not think about, it is the septic system. The good news is, we also know how to make your septic system last for years, so we don’t have to think about it. And with the proper care, we shouldn’t have to worry about anything other than a general maintenance and service call every few years to keep our septic system working correctly.
In addition to having your septic system inspected and pumped out every two or three years, we can also take daily steps to help extend the life of our home’s septic system. Here are some tips for septic system maintenance and how to make your septic system last for the life of your home.
How To Extend Septic System Life
Our septic systems do a lot of work every day. Every time we flush the toilet, use the garbage disposal, or put things down the drain, are septic systems are tasked with efficiently and safely removing waste and keeping our water supply clean and safe.
One major step everyone can take is to avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. That includes items like the following:
- Baby wipes or wet wipes
- Feminine hygiene products
- Grease or oil
- Q-tips or cotton swabs
- Paper towel
- Dental floss
- Cat litter
Along with these items, many cleaners and chemicals can also be harmful to your septic system. This includes products like:
- Bleach or cleaners with bleach
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Any bacteria-killing cleaners
- Nail polish and remover
- Paints and solvents
It is also advisable to avoid any unnecessary water usage to save wear on your septic system. These simple and daily tips for septic system maintenance will pay dividends that you should never have to think about or see. And when it comes to our septic systems, those are the best kinds of benefits.
Professional Septic System Services
Welcome to B.H. Cameron Septic Services LLC, offering residential and commercial septic services since 2005. From septic system design to securing permits for installation, we can help.
We will also assign an experienced service technician who will work directly with you to determine how we can help with your septic service and maintenance needs. If you have concerns regarding your septic system or need a septic system installed, contact us at B.H. Cameron Septic Services LLC, today.
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