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6 Septic Maintenance Rules of Thumb for Your Home

CROP3170Today may be a rough day for many of you coming back to work after a holiday weekend. Were your neighbors up late shooting fireworks? Are you a little grumpy today due to your lack of sleep? The same feeling can occur the morning following a septic emergency. Imagine waking up at 3am to a septic emergency, and then going to work a few hours later. It’s total agony for your body and your wallet. Let us save you from such situations with 6 easy tips you can start incorporating today.

  1. Regular Maintenance
    Solid waste builds up over time, and must be removed by a professional with special equipment for pumping out the waste and dirty water. No exceptions to this one!
  2. Bacterial Additives
    Use an additive like CCLS to replenish lost bacteria in your septic system. This ensures waste is breaking down efficiently.
  3. Install and Clean a Filter
    A septic filter will prevent waste and debris from entering your leach field, and your Wind River tech will clean it during your regularly scheduled pump service.
  4. Monitor What Goes In
    It’s difficult to supervise every single thing that enters your plumbing, but do pay attention when possible. Human waste and 1-ply toilet paper should really be the only things going down your drains.
  5. Septic Safe Products
    Remember to use non-toxic cleaners and toilet paper designed for septic systems.
  6. Space out Laundry
    Try to do 1 load of laundry in one 24-hour period, instead of cramming 5 loads into a single day. This gives your septic system time to properly filter your wastewater.

Prevent Emergencies
We get a lot of emergency calls from folks who didn’t see the value in preventative maintenance. In all cases, our techs learn that the customer was not incorporating one or more of these rules of thumb. Follow our advice, and we are confident you will save time and money in the long run. For more information on septic care, Contact Wind River Environmental or Request Service now.