Maintaining A Septic System


If you are on a septic system it is very important that you take care to maintain the septic system, or you could end up in a very stinky situation. If the septic system backs up or stops working, then you may find yourself in your own waste. The good news is that there are some different actions that you can take that will help you maintain your septic system. These actions are simple and yet they are effective. Here are some of the best ways to keep your septic system working properly. 

Know Where The Tank Is

Many people do not even know where the tank or the drain field are located on their property. It is not uncommon for damage to occur to the tank when large equipment or even a large truck is parked on top of the tank. The added pressure from above can crack the tank. The same can be said of the drain field. If the drain field is obstructed in any way, you may find that the system is not able to function properly. The best thing that you can do is to hire a plumber to locate the tank and drain field so you know exactly where your tank and drain field are located.


A major problem that people run into is the bacteria cultures that live in the septic system die. These little bacteria cultures are an integral part of the system. These little bacteria are what break down the waste, so if they are gone the waste does not break down properly or fast enough. One of the most common ways to kill the bacteria in your septic system is to use a liquid drain cleaner. The drain cleaners have a high PH and thus can kill the bacteria. Try to avoid these cleaners at any cost, and use a pipe snake to rid yourself of a clogged pipe. Also, do not use your disposal in your sink as excess food can also be very hard for the bacteria to break down.

Trash Can

A good rule of thumb when it comes to your septic tank is to throw it away instead of drain or flush it. Whether it is extra food or a cigarette butt the best place for garbage is in the trash can not down the drain. A trash can by the toilet and sink may be the best way to keep your septic system running properly. Wrappers or anything that is not biodegradable can really clog up your septic system.  

Check with companies like Care Septics today for more information and help.


7 August 2017

Learning About Septic System Care and Usage

Hi there, I am Wes Nelson. When I lived in my first home, I discovered the plumbing connected directly to a septic system on the land. The septic system consisted of a tank, lines and leach field that processed the waste. I had to quickly learn how the septic system worked to keep it in good shape. I had to pay close attention to the substances I sent down the drains or flushed down the toilet. I did not want to disrupt the colonies of bacteria hard at work processing the waste products. On this site, I would like to help others keep their septic system in good working order by sharing the information I discovered. Please visit again soon.