What’s Involved in Regular Septic System Maintenance

Septic systems can cost upwards of $5,000 to replace, so it’s essential to care for your system properly to give it a long healthy life, and potentially save yourself thousands of dollars. Regular septic system doesn’t have to be complicated, or expensive, as long as you do your research and know when to call a reputable septic system company. Here is what’s involved in regular septic system maintenance.

 

Regular Pumping

The most crucial responsibility of septic tank ownership is regular pumping. The frequency of pumping will depend on the size and type of your tank and the size of your household, not necessarily the size of your home, but the number of bathrooms and the number of people living with you. A professional septic system company like Affordable Pumping Services will be able to evaluate your system and get you on the most efficient pumping schedule for your home. Without regular pumping, you’re at risk of damage, toxic backups, and leaks in your system.

 

Regular Inspections

Your septic system should be inspected at least 1-2 years, possibly more frequently in larger households. If you are purchasing a property with an already existing septic system, have it inspected before you move in. Regular inspections can help prevent small problems from becoming disastrous, expensive issues and repairs.

 

Be Aware of Water Usage

Every drop of water you use in your home ends up in your septic system, so you need to be sure you’re using it efficiently. This means installing energy-efficient toilets and showerheads and being mindful of how much water your family is using, and how often. Spreading out water usage is an easy way to take pressure off your septic system, so try not to cram all water-using chores into one day, like several loads of laundry and running the dishwasher.

 

For all your septic system needs, be sure to consult the pros at Affordable Pumping Services. They will be able to get you on a regular pumping schedule as well as help you with any other septic system questions.