Do’s and Don’ts When Maintaining Your Septic System

Neglecting your septic system can lead to messy and frustrating plumbing problems. When you prioritize the condition of your wastewater management system, you can improve the longevity and dependa...

Do’s and Don’ts When Maintaining Your Septic System

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Do’s and Don’ts When Maintaining Your Septic System

Neglecting your septic system can lead to messy and frustrating plumbing problems. When you prioritize the condition of your wastewater management system, you can improve the longevity and dependability of your septic tank, pipes, plumbing fixtures and appliances. At Metro Septic Pumping, we offer premium septic services for local clients including routine inspections, pumping and cleaning services, 24 hour emergency repairs, replacements and new septic system installations in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding neighborhoods. Are you looking for ways to improve your septic system long term? Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts to consider for proper maintenance.  

Don’t Encourage the Formation of Clogs
Over time oil, grease, soap residue, hair, food and other debris will accumulate in your septic system. Not only can a large amount of materials negatively affect your septic tank, but it can also form clogs inside your pipes. To prevent these issues, never allow bacon grease, coffee grounds, eggshells or other problematic foods into your kitchen sink. Avoid flushing feminine products, paper towels and baby wipes. It is also recommended that you use natural soap, shampoo and conditioner, and use a strainer to keep hair and other objects from falling into the drain in your bathtub or shower stall. 

Do Regularly Clean and Pump Your Septic Tank
Just as these items can create blockages in your drain line, debris can also buildup on the floor and walls of your septic tank. If ignored, the debris can harden and severely reduce the capacity of your tank. This may eventually create sewage backups and an overflowing septic system. The best way to avoid this is to invest in routine septic tank pumping and cleaning services once every 2 to 4 years. 

Don’t Use Harsh Chemicals Near Drains 
Many people are unaware that a healthy septic system must contain some helpful bacteria, which helps to effectively break down solid materials inside the tank. If a property owner consistently introduced harsh chemicals and cleaning products into the system via drains, it can kill the essential bacteria, and create an imbalance. Therefore, dispose of cleaning chemicals appropriately and avoid using chemical clog removers. 

Do Schedule Routine Inspections
Since your septic system is buried beneath the ground, it can be very difficult to notice problems before they cause major damage. Investing in routine inspections and maintenance services will help alert property owners to hidden leaks and other issues at an early stage, so it can be repaired quickly.  

Do You Need Professional Septic Services? Call Metro Septic Pumping 
Are you ready for your next septic pumping and cleaning service? Do you need an urgent septic inspection or repair? Then call the experts at Metro Septic Pumping today. Our experienced professionals are always ready to lend a helping hand. Contact our office to learn more about our wide range of services or to schedule an appointment for your next septic service in Atlanta, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Georgia or a nearby metro area community.

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