Septic 101: Make Septic Maintenance Part of Spring Cleaning
Are you ready to start your spring cleaning? Spring is right around the corner, and for many, it won’t come soon enough. The warming weather means the snow will soon be gone and outside activities will become the norm again. Spring is a time of rebirth which leads to spring cleaning, yard beautification projects, barbecues, and playing in the grass. As the snow melts and you prepare for warm weather, remember that spring is the ideal time to check your septic system and perform septic maintenance.
Performing regular maintenance is essential to avoiding failure of your septic system, and when you compare the few hundred dollars you spend on routine upkeep, with the thousands of dollars that a malfunctioning system can cost, the value of maintenance is apparent. Preventative maintenance can save you plenty when it comes to your septic system and eliminates costly repairs. The EPA recommends several septic tips to ensure that your system is working as it should.
According to the EPA, systems need inspected and pumped on a regular basis by a trained, certified contractor. You should avoid disposing of fats, grease, or solids down the drain. Try to control water use and avoid overloading the system, don’t decide to wash laundry, operate the dishwasher, and shower at the same time. If you notice a plumbing leak, fix it immediately and consider installing an aerator on faucets. Make sure that you never drive or park over the leaching area or tank where the weight of your vehicle can cause damage to underground pipes and disrupt underground flow.
Ensuring that your septic system is in good repair will protect your property value and protect you from any potential legal liability that could arise from a disrupted septic system. Experts recommend implementing a customized program, including regular pumping, scheduled replacement of the septic filter, and the monitoring and adding of the correct regimen of bacterial additive products. Preventative maintenance performed by a reputable service provider will ensure the system runs smoothly and provide peace of mind this spring.
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