Keep Your Septic System Up And Running

It is important that you know how to deal with a septic system. These systems if taken care of properly will last for years and years, and can require very little maintenance. However, if you mistreat your septic system, then you could be in for a lot of problems. There are many different things that you need to know about your septic system, but here are just a few of the most important aspects of your septic system. 

Know Where Your Tank And Drain Are

It is going to be very important that you know exactly where your septic tank and drain field are. Usually the tank is going to be a few feet deeper than the house, and it will not be very far from the house. If you do not know where your tank is, you need to hire a plumber to find your tank for you. This will ensure that you never park a car or truck over top the tank or in the drain field. If you obstruct the drain field or put to much pressure on top of the tank you could crack the tank, or keep the drain field from being able to drain properly. 

Know What To Flush Or Drain

One of the most important things that you will realize is that it is important to remember that your septic system is not going to eat through everything. You do not want to flush anything that is not completely biodegradable. The only thing that you should really flush down the toilet is going to be toilet paper and sewage. As far as your drains go, you want to make sure that what you are putting down the drain will also break down. You do not want to flush  or drain excess of anything because it can block or clog your drains.

Careful With Clogs

You also want to be very careful with the way that you handle a clogged drain. There are many very powerful liquid clog removers. The problem with the liquid clog removers is that they can kill the bacteria that is in your septic system. If the bacteria that is in your septic system is killed, then the bacteria will not be there to break down the sewage and you could have a big problem on your hands. Instead of using a liquid clog remover, you should try a drain snake or a drain auger. 

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Keeping Your Septic System Clean and Tidy

Last Thanksgiving, the worst thing in the world happened. Our sinks and toilets started spewing raw sewage into our house because of an overloaded septic tank. It was devastating, and I didn't know what to do. Fortunately, we were able to find a professional plumber who was willing to come out right away to help us to fix the problem. After having that experience, I decided to make septic care a priority. I started having the tank pumped when I should, and I always pay attention to bad smells coming from my drains. This blog is here to help you to avoid septic problems too.