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Tips for Maintaining Your Septic System

Last updated 4 years ago

If your home is located in a rural or suburban area, there is a good chance that you rely on a septic system for disposing of your wastewater. To keep your septic system in great working condition, it is important to practice proper maintenance procedures. For help with all of your septic system maintenance needs, here is a homeowner’s guide to the essentials of septic system maintenance.

Pump and Inspect Regularly
To ensure that your septic system is in proper working order, you should have a professional plumbing service pump your tank on a regular basis. In addition, you should have your tank inspected at least once every three years by a certified inspector. By having your system inspected on a regular basis, you will know when it’s time to have your tank pumped. Regular inspections will also help you identify and repairs or routine maintenance needed by your septic system.

Be Water-Wise
When you flush the toilet or send water down the drain, it all flows through your septic system. The more water that is sent through the septic system, the harder the system has to work. To help maintain the performance of your septic system, be conscious of how much water you are sending down the drain. If possible, you can also install low-flow fixtures and high-efficiency toilets.

Dispose Waste Properly
It’s important to make sure that you only flush bathroom waste down your toilet. Other items, such as floss, cotton balls, and chewing gum, can all clog up your system. By disposing of waste properly, you will go a long way towards maintaining the performance of your septic system.

For more plumbing and septic system maintenance tips, contact Expert Plumbing Service of Joliet and New Lenox. Our master plumbers will be happy to provide you with the services and information you need to keep your entire home plumbing system in fantastic working condition. To learn more about our plumbing services, visit us online or call (708) 231-4792. 


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