A septic tank plays an essential role in a property. It holds wastewater and effluent that leave your plumbing system and allows for safe disposal of the water. Therefore, it's advisable to keep y...
A septic tank plays an essential role in a property. It holds wastewater and effluent that leave your plumbing system and allows for safe disposal of the water. Therefore, it's advisable to keep your septic tank in good condition to extend its lifespan and ensure it works efficiently.
August happens to be a good time of the year to get your septic tank ready for fall. Performing essential maintenance tasks before the temperatures dip will minimize the potential for issues during the cold months.
Here are some tips for maintaining your septic tank this fall:
Pump Your Septic Tank
Regular septic tank pumping helps to prevent system failure and keep the tank working efficiently. The average household septic tank should be pumped every two to three years depending on the size of the tank. Septic tank pumping will prevent backups in your pipes, stop clogs and excess overflow, and protect your plumbing system from damage.
Septic tank pumping should be performed by a reliable septic tank service company. If it’s time to pump your septic tank, call Metro Septic Pumping. An experienced septic tank service company will inspect your entire septic tank to ensure it’s operating as it should.
Insulate Your Septic Tank
Once the temperatures dip too low during the colder months, the wastewater and the main line could freeze; thereby interfering with the proper functioning of the tank. A good way to insulate your septic tank for the cold months is to let the grass around the tank grow taller than usual. You can also place a layer of mulch over the tank to provide extra insulation. If you need help with insulating your septic tank or septic cleaning, get in touch with Metro Septic Pumping.
It’s advisable to have a reliable septic service company inspect your septic tank before the weather starts to get colder. This will enable you to discover glitches in your septic system before they become bigger and costly problems. The inspection team should inspect the tank itself, aerator (if your tank has one), drain field, and other visible components. If it’s time to perform inspections in your septic tank, you can count on Metro Septic Pumping to do a thorough job.
Be Careful About What You Dispose Of Down Your Toilet And Drains
Do not flush things like diapers, cotton swabs, paper towels, hygiene products, and other unnecessary items down the toilet. These items can not only damage your septic tank but also interfere with the bacteria that break down waste. Just keep these items out of your septic tank to avoid damage to your pipes and septic tank.
Call Metro Septic Pumping For Septic Tank Maintenance
Replacing a septic tank is a costly affair. On average, septic tank replacement costs anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000. That’s why it’s important to perform routine septic tank maintenance to avoid getting to a point where the entire septic system has to be replaced.
At Metro Septic Pumping, we are ready to help you with septic cleaning and all of your septic tank maintenance needs.