I have never been great at keeping things clean, but a few years ago things hit rock bottom. I realized that my home and business were no longer safe places to be, and I knew that I needed help from a professional to make things right. I hired a sanitation team to come in and help me to improve things, and it really paid off. Within a few weeks, my home and business were clean, functional, and incredibly welcoming. Check out this blog for more information about keeping your home and business clean and sanitary so that you can enjoy a happier, healthier life.
A septic system may seem confusing if you are used to being on a municipal sewer system, but there is no need to stress. There are just some basic maintenance and care needs to remember to keep the septic in your new home running smoothly. The following guide can answer some of your most pressing concerns.
Mark the access and drain field
The access port to your septic tank should be clearly marked on your property or on a map of your property. You also need to know exactly where the drain field is. The reasons are simple—the septic-cleaning companies will need to find the access port in order to clean the tank, and you don't want to grow a garden on or accidentally drive over your drain field.
Avoid common septic hazards
Some items just aren't suitable for a septic system. Don't flush diapers, wipes, feminine-hygiene products, or any other household product down the toilet. Also, grease and food should not be put down sink drains. As a general rule, only water, liquids, human waste, and toilet paper should go into the septic system.
Choose septic-safe detergents
The soaps and detergents you use to wash clothing, dishes, and your body must be safe for the septic system. As a general rule, antibacterial soaps should be avoided because they can ruin the microbial balance in your tank. A quick read of the label will help you determine which products are safe, as this is generally listed on the back of package.
Use additives with care
There are plenty of septic additives on the market. These are designed to be flushed down the toilet and into your septic system, where they will help the microbial life in the tank break down waste. Not all additives are created equal, though. Before you use an additive, check with your septic contractor to see what type they recommend as well as the frequency the additive should be used at.
Plan to pump regularly
The frequency you need to have the system pumped out at depends on the size of your tank, your water usage, and your family size. As a general rule, most tanks require pumping every couple of years if they are sized correctly for your family. Don't skip a cleaning, as this can lead to sewer backups and expensive maintenance problems. Your septic contractor can help you determine the best pumping frequency for your system.
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14 December 2016