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Essential Guide to Maintaining Your Septic System

Chances are you invest in a residential septic system depending on where you live and especially in rural communities. As overwhelming as it may sound, Smart Foundation Systems it isn’t that difficult to look after your septic system. Modern day systems and waste water treatment systems come with powerful capabilities which make it easy to operate and clean.

Here are some ideas you might want to keep in mind–Diverting Rainwater from the Septic Drain-field It’s important to note that a soggy drain-field won’t absorb and neutralize liquid waste. It is therefore recommended that you plan the landscaping, roof gutters and foundation drains in such a way that all the excess water gets diverted away. Involve the specialized suppliers of wastewater solutions at an early stage of development to ensure you are on the right track.

-Do not strain the septic tank and drain-field Maintain daily monitoring of any leaks on toilets and faucets. Make immediate repairs, if possible. Make sure you have aerators attached to your faucets along with shower nozzles which reduce the flow. This helps to lower water consumption rate. In smaller laundry loads, you can also reduce water levels, and wait until the dishwasher is full before you run it. A displacer helps to reduce the amount of water available to flush a toilet.

Keeping the septic system clear of Trees Planting trees and other deep-rooted plants at least 100 feet away from the septic system helps prevent any sort of unwanted root damage. If you have trees like willows known for their violent roots, you might need to position them further away from your septic treatment system.

Note that the toilet is not a garbage disposal machine The cat litter, sanitary napkins, disposable diapers, paper towers, facial tissues, cigarette butts and filters should not be flushed at all. These clog your septic tank more easily than you’d ever think.

Smart garbage disposal A garbage disposal will increase the quantity of solids in your tank by twice the quantity first. Digesting the waste is made much easier for your septic system with the aid of a high quality disposal device that grinds food into tiny particles.

In addition to the Do’s and Don’ts to maintain your Septic System, it’s crucial to avoid the use of heavy duty cleaners (anti-bacterial agents kill off the treatment in your system!), and lastly, remember never to pour grease or other hot, dangerous liquids down the drain.