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Your home's septic tank and drain field is a vital system. Yet, you may be overlooking some of the steps that can protect your septic system against certain damages and malfunctions.
Opt to Install a Septic-Monitoring System
It can be extremely difficult for you to know the status of your septic system because much of it is buried deep below the ground. However, this does not mean that you have to make blind decisions when it comes to maintaining and troubleshooting your septic system. This is possible with the installation of a septic-monitoring system. These systems will alert you when the tank is starting to overfill, become clogged, or experience any number of other routine problems. To alert you, these systems will sound an audible alarm that you will need to deactivate. Once this alarm has sounded, you should contact an experienced septic-service professional to determine the cause of the alarm sounding and the steps needed to correct the problem.
Avoid Relying on Septic Additives
Over time, your septic system's performance will likely start to degrade. This can result in your drains running more slowly and your system being more clog prone. Some homeowners may find that they can alleviate these problems with the use of septic additives. When these additives are used, the problem may temporarily subside but return in a few weeks.
This problem can often be traced to there being too much solid matter in the tank. These additives will help to break down some of this matter, which results in a temporary improvement in the system's performance. However, if you delay having the solid matter pumped from the tank, it can lead to potentially disruptive clogs in the drain field. This problem arises because some of the solid matter will exit the septic tank as it is broken down into smaller pieces by the additives. Unfortunately, some of these pieces may be too large for the drain-field pipes, and this can cause clogs. Rather than using septic additives, pumping should be your preferred method for solving this problem.
Mark Where the Septic System Is Located in Your Yard
Marking the location of your buried septic system can be an easy way to help minimize the risk of accidentally damaging your system. The pipes for the drain field are often buried relatively close to the surface of the ground. This can make it possible for you to easily damage the drain field when digging or doing other landscaping work. By marking the boundaries of your septic system with lawn ornaments, gravel, or other items, you can make sure to know which areas of your yard need to be avoided.Share
3 January 2017