Fall Maintenance For Your Septic Tank

Woman raking fall leaves around septic tank.

Fall is the perfect season to check on your septic tank and finish up any inspections you may have been putting off. It’s also an important time of the year to perform preventive care so you won’t have to worry about any issues popping up during the cold winter months. Here is a maintenance to-do list you’ll need to complete this fall.

Tidy up around the tank

While you’re out raking leaves, don’t forget to check around the septic tank. Make sure your tank access points are clear of leaves, twigs and other debris in case your tank needs to be serviced during the fall or winter. If debris falls into the tank, it could damage the pump or aerator.

Inspect before traveling

If you typically travel during the winter or live in a seasonal home, it’s best to have a professional check your septic system in the fall. That way, you can ensure everything is working properly while you’re away for an extended period of time.

Check for leaks

Take a look at the pipes inside and outside of the house, as well as your septic tank risers and lids, and fix any leaks. If not taken care of now, they could become frozen in the winter. Any freezing of this kind can cause cracking of the concrete and cause your septic system to develop a leak.

Schedule a service call

The summer can get busy and it’s not uncommon for homeowners to forget to have septic maintenance. The arrival of fall can work as an easy reminder to get your septic tank inspected for routine care and pump outs. That way, you can ensure that these important jobs are being done before the winter arrives.

Contact Supeck Septic Services For Fall Maintenance

Are you prepared for the fall? As Northeast Ohio’s largest septic provider, we offer exceptional routine and emergency care. Make sure your system is well maintained throughout the season with help from Supeck Septic Services. Contact us at (888) 725-0209 to schedule an appointment.