Septic Tank Maintenance Made Easy: 5 Tips


Maintaining a healthy septic system is essential for the smooth operation of wastewater disposal. Dr. Connie’s Natural Solutions provides you with five easy-to-follow tips to make septic tank treatment a breeze.

What is a Septic Tank?

Septic systems are designed to handle wastewater from homes and buildings. They have a special tank where the wastewater goes. In this tank, solid materials are separated from the liquid waste. Tiny living organisms called microorganisms then go to work, breaking down the natural materials in the wastewater. Once that’s done, the wastewater moves into a drain or leach field. This field has pipes with small holes in them. The wastewater either dries up or seeps into the ground.

5 Tips for Maintenance

1. Septic Tank Treatment

Using a septic tank treatment can be a great way to keep your septic system in good shape. Dr. Connie’s all-natural septic tank treatment activates, treats, and maintains your septic system by breaking down suspended solids and sludge. You can use this treatment when you’re dealing with septic backup issues or simply to maintain a consistent and healthy septic system.

2. Know How Your System Works

To properly maintain your septic tank, it’s important to know how it works, what kind of system you have, and where it’s situated. State laws usually mandate a permit for septic system installation, so your county or town should have a record of this permit and a map showing the layout and location of the tank.

3. Be Wary of What You Flush

The only thing you should flush down the toilet besides bodily waste is toilet paper. It’s important to avoid flushing items like tissues, diapers, feminine products, hair, and dental floss. Toilet paper is specifically made to break down properly in your septic tank. Other items can cause clogs and harm your septic system.

4. Maintain Your Drain Field

To keep your drain field in good condition, it’s important to pay attention to your water usage and what goes into your septic system. Avoid driving or parking vehicles in the drain field area. Also, make sure that water from gutters and sump pumps is directed away from the drain field. Don’t plant trees or shrubs near the drain field, as their roots could cause problems with the pipes.

5. Have Your Tank Pumped

For a typical septic system, it’s recommended to get it pumped (have solids removed) every three to five years. When you contact a septic service provider, they will not only pump the tank but also check for any leaks and inspect the layers of sludge inside the tank. It’s important to keep a record of all maintenance work done on your septic system.

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