Essential Septic Tank Maintenance

October 1, 2015

Your septic system might be one of the most essential yet overlooked components in your household. Proper operation and maintenance of your septic system makes sure that it continues working as well as possible for as long as possible. If you are like most homeowners, you probably never give much thought to what happens to the things you flush down your toilets. However, if you rely on a septic system and you’re not up to date with your septic tank maintenance, you could be at risk for some very serious property damage down the road.

Essential Septic Tank Maintenance

Do yearly septic tank maintenance inspections.
Your septic tank should be pumped every 3-5 years but yearly inspections by a professional will ensure that you can catch any issues before they become serious problems.

Get your septic tank pumped regularly .
Don’t wait for there to be a problem before you decide to pump your septic tank. Regular pumps prevent prevent build-up and are an essential part of septic tank maintenance.

Keep your drain-field clear.
Keep your drain-field clear of any traffic. This includes: vehicles, heavy equipment or livestock because the pressure can compact the soil or damage the system pipes, which causes damage.

Watch what you flush.
An essential part of being septic-system saving is being aware about the waste you put down your drain. Whatever you do, don’t put these into your septic system:

Keep all runoff away from your septic system.
Water from roofs, driveways and patios could overwhelm the drain field, causing irreversible damage.

Atlanta Septic Tank Maintenance

If you have any questions about septic tank maintenance or repair in the greater Atlanta area, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the friendly professionals at Bishop Thiem Septic. Give us a call on 770-461-6033.

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