Does your septic system need maintenance? We can help!
If you have a septic system on your property, you probably don’t think about it until it’s time for repairs or maintenance. Fortunately, septic system maintenance is relatively uncomplicated. There are four major aspects to septic system maintenance and upkeep:
- Frequent inspections and pumping. A typical household septic tank should be pumped every three to five years, and inspections and maintenance are usually done when a system is pumped. Septic systems with electrical float systems, pumps, or other mechanical components should be inspected more frequently, usually once a year.
- Efficient water usage. Increasing the efficiency of your household appliances that use water, such as the dishwasher, washing machine, toilets, and shower or sink fixtures, can help prolong the life of your septic system. Avoid running these appliances simultaneously, as this can overload the septic system and cause backups. You can talk with your septic system maintenance company about water-efficient appliances they recommend to help you keep your septic system working efficiently.
- Proper waste disposal. Remember, your toilet is not a trash can; you should only flush human waste and toilet paper. Things like feminine hygiene products, diapers, wet wipes, paper towels, grease or oils, and chemicals like gas, paint, or pesticides should never be flushed, as they can cause backups or other problems in your septic system.
- Consistent drain field maintenance. It’s important that you know where your drain field is, and your septic system maintenance company can help you find and mark the boundaries so that you know exactly where this integral parts of the system are. Once you know, make sure you remember the three Ps:
- Planting – Never plant trees or deep-rooting shrubs on the drain field.
- Placement – Make sure that any other drainage systems, like gutters, are directed away from the septic drain field, since excess water slows down the wastewater treatment and dispersal process.
- Parking – Avoid parking or driving cars on the drain field. The weight of large motor vehicles can damage the pipes.
At Tampa Septic, we can help you take care of every aspect of your septic system maintenance. We work hard to make sure we provide the best possible service for all our clients in the Brooksville, Florida area! Contact us today to schedule your next septic system maintenance visit!
At Tampa Septic, we offer septic system maintenance in Tampa, Odessa, Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Brandon, Spring Hill, Zephyrhills, Plant City, Dade City, Brooksville, Lake Wales, Thonotosassa, Wesley Chapel, and Ridge Manor, Florida.