4 Biggest Septic Tank Maintenance Mistakes

In this blog, you will learn four common septic tank maintenance mistakes people make. They should reduce the likelihood of costly and time-consuming mistakes.

Not Performing Routine Maintenance.

The most common mistake septic tank owners make is failing to maintain them. That means skipping the checkups, cleanings, and pumpings.

If you do not maintain your septic tank, it will eventually break. The longer this is allowed to continue, the worse it will become.

Not Following Flush/Drain Rules

Everything you flush down the toilet eventually makes its way to your septic tank. Anything other than human waste and toilet paper can negatively affect your septic system. Never flush any of the following items:

  • Baby Wipes
  • “Flushable” Wipes
  • Products for Feminine Hygiene

Flushing these goods can result in serious septic system difficulties and backups.

Not Conscious About Your Water Consumption

The average American household consumes approximately 70 gallons of water per person per day. Bear in mind that every drop of water your household flushes down the drains eventually ends up in your septic system. As a result, the more water you conserve consciously, the less water enters your septic tank. Efficiently utilizing your water lowers your risk of developing septic tank problems. It should also be noted that it’s important to monitor your plumbing system for any leaks, since that could cause the tank to use more water than it should.

Ignoring Septic System Issues

One of the most common causes of septic system repairs is improper maintenance. If clogged drains or overflowing toilets have become a recurring problem in your home, it’s time to act and have your septic system inspected by a professional.

It is best to leave septic tank maintenance to the professionals. Contact us for all your septic tank maintenance needs and questions.