People living in rural area probably have a septic system instead of a sewer connection. Keeping the septic system in proper shape is not a difficult task. There are several guidelines which if followed properly then the septic system can be maintained for a longer time with low maintenance cost.
Following are the tips to increase the efficiency of a septic tank:
a) The trees should be kept at least 100 feet away from the septic system as tree roots that invade the septic system can do major damage. Trees with aggressive roots should be planted farther away from the septic system.
b) Design landscaping, roof gutters, and foundation drains as a soggy drainfield can’t handle waste effectively. It helps in diverting excess water away from the septic system.
c) Donot flush disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, facial tissues, etc down the toilet. They’ll clog your septic tank.
d) It is always recommended to use garbage disposals wisely. They can double the amount of solids added to a septic tank.
e) Never overuse heavy cleaners which contain bleach. They have a tendency to kill beneficial bacteria in the septic tank.
f) Never pour hazardous chemicals into drain. They can harm the septic system and will eventually find their way into the groundwater.
For more information on septic tank services, visit: www.pumpcoseptic.com
1810 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 145,
Call – 678-454-5911
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