Septic tanks are a necessity if you live in extreme rural areas that aren't supplied with city or county water. You may avoid paying a monthly water bill to the city, but you'll want to save that money toward any future issues with your septic tank. You'll also want to do a few preventative maintenance steps in order to keep your expenses as low as possible.
1. Anything put down your toilets or drains should be bio degradable. Anything that isn't could clog up the pipes and cause a breakage.
2. Only put authorized and safe chemicals down your drains. There are some very toxic chemicals that will either erode the pipes or tanks or cause a fumes problem in your home.
3. Putting too much water through your system can cause it to shut down, too. I know that seems weird, but our research indicates its a concern.
4. Be sure to check reviews on various septic tank treatment you see advertised because they can sometimes be more harmful than they're worth. Dispose of all chemicals properly.
5. If you are not an expert in septic tanks systems, or don't have enough prior experience, then please consult a plumber or other qualified individual before treating the problem yourself. You can often do more harm than good on your own.
6. Don't overload the system with too much food, either. If in doubt throw it in the trash and burn it before clogging your septic system.
7. Pay attention to your leach field so you know if a problem is developing.
8. Follow a regular septic tank maintenance schedule.
With these tips you can help keep your septic costs down and prevent a major disaster in the future.
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