A happy septic tank makes for a happy home! As you start to think about your goals heading into the new year, we encourage you to add septic maintenance to your list. Ring in the New Year with these septic tank resolutions.
Learn the warning signs
When waste from your home builds up, your septic tank is prone to clogging. If you spot problems early, you can tackle the issue before the whole system experiences further damage. Here are the warning signs that your septic system needs cleaning or servicing;
- Unpleasant odors
- Slow drains
- Gurgling pipes
- Water puddles
Follow our guide to see what each warning sign means for your septic system.
Get to know the structure
Understanding your septic system will help save you time and money in the long run. As a septic owner, you should be able to locate the tank and secondary treatment. You should also know where other components are situated and what their purposes are. Our guide on septic terms can be used as a reference. Click here to learn more.
The more water your home uses, the harder your septic tank has to work. Conserving water helps avoid flooding and expensive repairs as well as extend the life of your system. Here are some practices to help conserve the water in your household;
- Stagger laundry to one load a day.
- Only run the dishwasher when it’s full.
- Install low flow showerheads.
- Fix leaky faucets and toilets.
Get your tank pumped
Get a fresh start in the new year by having your tank cleaned. Overtime, the solid waste in your tank builds up. It’s recommended to get your tank routinely cleaned every two to three years depending on the size of your household and the capacity of the tank. If you had guests over throughout the holiday season, you may have filled the tank more than usual.
Create a maintenance plan
Now is the time to get organized! Make sure you set up a maintenance plan that includes regular cleanings and inspections. An annual inspection can help you keep track of your system’s status, especially if it’s getting older. A professional will be able to catch smaller issues and make repairs before they become a bigger problem.
Contact Supeck Septic Services
Need support achieving your septic resolutions? Supeck Septic Services has been providing exceptional customer care for more than 52 years with licensed technicians. Whether you need a cleaning or help setting up a maintenance plan, we’ve got you covered! Contact us at (888) 725-0209 to get started.