Protecting Your Septic System
When our family purchased our dream home in the city of Peekskill, NY we knew this was the house we wanted to grow old in. It was large enough to raise all of our children and even our grandchildren! We started looking for ways to maintain and care for our home so it would last for generations. To our surprise we discovered the septic system was one of the things in the home that needed the most protection! Good septic service can help your tank, pipes, and drains, last for decades. It will save wear and tear on your home, keep your family safe and healthy, and save you thousands of dollars in the long run. You don’t even have to be a professional to follow most of these easy tips. Here are ways to help protect and maintain your septic system for the future.
- Schedule routine septic service. Most septic tanks need professional septic pumping every one to two years. This can vary depending on leaks, how old your septic system is, or how much water is being consumed in the household. Try and schedule a yearly septic service pumping to make sure your tank is in good condition.
- Keep an eye out for warning signs. One way to avoid septic service in the future is to pay close attention to small warning signs in the present. If you have clogged drains, constant backups in your toilet, leaks around the septic tank lid, or detect a foul odor like raw sewage you should think about calling in a local Peekskill professional to take a look. Don’t put this off! You may need septic pumping, or have serious drainage problems.
- Teach your family about toilet safety. Children and adults are often guilty of tossing trash and other items into the toilet. This is terrible for your septic system and can cause major clogs. Inform your family that they should never toss tampons, waste products, diapers, wipes, paper towels, cat litter or toys into the toilet.
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