Insight For Keeping Your Home's Septic System Working Properly To Collect And Treat Household Sewage

Posted on: 27 October 2020

A septic system is an essential home system when you do not have access to a city sewer connection, whether your home is rural or inaccessible to the city's main sewer line. Sewage waste is an everyday part of life, and managing it is essential for a healthy life and living conditions. Here are some recommendations for you to use as a general guideline to keep your home septic system working well and clear of clogs and problems.

Arrange For Regular Servicing

All homeowners on a septic tank should know the importance of having their septic tank pumped on a regular basis. This is not the type of system in your home that you can forget about and hope it will take care of itself, because you will end up with a smelly backyard drain field site or sewage backing up into your home. Contact a septic professional today if you have not had your tank pumped out and you have lived in your home for more than a couple of years. The previous homeowners may have left you a tank that is already half full, and your waste added to it may put the tank at its capacity. 

Your septic professional will need to pump the tank empty of its waste, then they can also perform a tank inspection. If you did not have your septic system inspected prior to moving into the home, you don't know what condition the tank and connected system is in. The septic professional can also advise you on how frequently you should expect to need the tank pumped. This recommendation will be based on their evaluation of your household waste accumulation rate and the size of the tank.

Use a Home Treatment

In between professional septic tank pumping, there are some tasks you can use to keep your tank healthy and to help break down some of the solids in the tank. The solid waste in the tank slowly breaks down over time due to the beneficial bacteria present in the tank. However, you can promote this condition by adding your own additional treatments. For example, empty one-half cup full of baking soda into a drain in your home, such as the bathtub or sink. Then add in approximately the same amount of vinegar with a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice. This mixture will combine with the baking soda and break down sludge on the interior of your plumbing drains, then when it gets to the septic tank it will continue to help your tank's interior.

For more tips on keeping your septic tank healthy, talk to a septic tank pumping service today.

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