4 DON’Ts When It Comes To Septic System Maintenance
Yesterday we covered the DOs when it comes to septic system maintenance, which means it's time for the DON'Ts. There are many way to practice good septic system maintenance in your home, but you should also be aware of all the things you shouldn’t do.
Doing the wrong things such as putting improper things down your drain or ignoring warning signs can end up costing you and your family big bucks.
Save yourself the time and the headache by reading this list of things not to do for good septic system maintenance.
4 DON'Ts When it Comes to Septic System Maintenance
- Don’t ever pour or dispose of grease down your drains. This is a huge issue for many clogged drainpipes and can really mess up your septic system. It’s important to make sure that no grease goes down the drain, including run offs from doing the dishes. Wipe your greasy pans clean with a paper towel before washing to be extra safe.
- Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper and waste into your toilet. Many people believe that a toilet can handle garbage items such as diapers, wipes, and paper towels but this isn’t the case at all. These items aren’t meant to be flushed and they can’t be disposed and broken up properly. They will end up clogging your drain and pipes and causing back-ups in the system.
- Don’t dispose of dangerous and toxic chemicals down your drain or toilet. Not only is this very harmful to your septic system it can also be really harmful to your family, community, and environment. It will kill all the bacteria in your septic tank that is used to help break down waste. This will cause clogs and other issues. It will also contaminate your groundwater and end up poisoning the yard, soil, and water around you.
- Don’t ignore warning signs that your septic system has problems. If you ignore these signs you might end up with more than just a plumbing problem on your hands. You could find yourself spending thousands in order to buy a whole new septic system. Warning signs include, bad odors, rumbling sounds in your pipes, slow drainage, and groundwater leaks around your tank.
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