Friday, July 21st, 2017

Septic System Maintenance

August 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured

septic system maintenance

Septic System Maintenance - Avoid Problems

Septic system maintenance requires diligence to ensure optimal function, thus avoiding potential tank and field line problems down the road. Without proper septic system maintenance, the results can be messy, costly, and hazardous. Following a few, easily accomplished, maintenance guidelines will help to ensure your septic tank will continue to work at peak performance.

Because all waste water drains from the home into the tank, there will be a layering effect of waste within the tank. The heaviest waste, or solids, will sink to the bottom of the tank, forming a sludge-like layer, grease and fat float to the top, creating a scum layer, and the liquid, or sewage effluent layer, flows out of the tank and eventually into the soil where bacteria is either absorbed or filtered out.

It is vitally important to be sure everyone in your family understands how the septic tank works and what will happen if they don't follow some simple steps to keep it working as it should.

Septic System Maintenance - A few preventive measures:


* Do not flush feminine napkins or other solid products down the toilet or dispose of any solids down any drain

* Do not pour grease or cooking oil down the drain

* Limit the use of your garbage disposal by trying to throw leftover food and other solids in the trash rather than down the drain

* Do not pour household chemicals down the drain

* Immediately repair any plumbing leaks as the soil can become too saturated and lead to serious problems in the leach fields

* Be careful not to plant trees, such as willows, near leach field. Roots can interfere with their capability.

Divert water runoff


Be sure water from the roof, driveway, and other areas around the home is diverted away from the septic field area to prevent the soil from becoming waterlogged.

Get the tank pumped


Eventually, the septic tank will have to be pumped to remove the solid waste and scum layer that can cause problems in the leach fields. How often will depend on the size of your family and the average waste that will accumulate over time. For a small tank, you may have to pump it every two years, while a bigger tank may only require being pumped every four years or so.

For the homeowner, septic system maintenance is more a matter of common sense than actual hands on work. Information is king here. Use it and your septic system should run smoothly and problem-free for years to come.

Septic System Maintenance Tools Available on Ebay

NEW Flex Drain Downspout Extension White Home Rain Pipe Spout Gutter Flexible
NEW Flex Drain Downspout Extension White Home Rain Pipe Spout Gutter Flexible $12.83
Time Remaining: 18d 20h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $12.83

NEW Flex Drain Downspout Extension White Home Rain Pipe Spout Gutter Flexible
NEW Flex Drain Downspout Extension White Home Rain Pipe Spout Gutter Flexible $12.50
Time Remaining: 13d 21h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

2 Pack Pipe Gutter Filters Drain House Downspout Prevent Clog of Debris Leaves
2 Pack Pipe Gutter Filters Drain House Downspout Prevent Clog of Debris Leaves $15.99
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Flex Drain 85175 Gutter Guard Girder for Rolled Gutter Guard Pack of 8
Flex Drain 85175 Gutter Guard Girder for Rolled Gutter Guard Pack of 8 $22.95
Time Remaining: 29d 8h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $22.95

Flex Drain 85175 Gutter Guard Girder for Rolled Gutter Guard Pack of 8
Flex Drain 85175 Gutter Guard Girder for Rolled Gutter Guard Pack of 8 $5.33
Time Remaining: 28d 14h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $5.33

Portable 50 Gallon Rain Barrel Collapsible Water Collection Storage Green
Portable 50 Gallon Rain Barrel Collapsible Water Collection Storage Green $33.79
Time Remaining: 29d 7h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $33.79

50 Gallon Rain Barrel with Flat Back in Black
50 Gallon Rain Barrel with Flat Back in Black $89.99
Time Remaining: 12d 1h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $89.99

45 Gal Recycled Black Rain Barrel Drum With Diverter Rainwater Water Garden NEW
45 Gal Recycled Black Rain Barrel Drum With Diverter Rainwater Water Garden NEW $90.85
Time Remaining: 6h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $90.85

BIG WHITE RAIN BARREL 55 Gallon
BIG WHITE RAIN BARREL  55 Gallon $34.99
Time Remaining: 27d 5h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $34.99

Rain Wizard Barrel 50 Gallon Oak Rain Water Harvesting Gardening Decor New
Rain Wizard Barrel 50 Gallon Oak Rain Water Harvesting Gardening Decor New $109.99
Time Remaining: 28d 2h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $109.99

Comments are closed.