Things You Can Do For Maintaining Your Home’s Septic System

Did you know that septic tanks are the most common forms of waste disposal for households in the United States? A septic system is an efficient and effective way to process household waste. It comprises a septic tank, inlet pipes, outlet pipes, and a leach field. Neglecting your septic system can cause it to malfunction and become a health risk.

As a homeowner, we understand that taking the time to maintain your septic system can seem daunting. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of essential tasks all septic tank owners should do to keep it running smoothly. Here are 4 crucial steps for DIY septic system maintenance; continue reading!

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4 Key Tasks For DIY Septic System Maintenance

  1. Maintain The Leach Field Free

Every septic system has a leach field with pipes underneath the yard. Since they’re an important part of the septic system, it is crucial to avoid walking on it or placing heavy things such as cars on it. Put up signs to indicate where the leach field is so that people know not to drive or build on it.
  1. Reduce Household Waste & Use Proper Cleaners

To take care of your septic system:

  1. Pay attention to what goes down the drain.
  2. Save water by getting a water-saving appliance and drying dishes at different times, this way, you’d be reducing the household waste.
  3. Choose cleaners that are friendly with your septic tank. Remember, these systems use friendly bacteria to eliminate waste.

3. Upgrade Your System With an Effluent Filter

Your septic tank can get clogged, flooded, or backed up. To help it last longer, add a filter when you pump the tank. This filter lasts up to 5 years without cleaning needed. Even if you have an old septic tank, the filters will make the difference.

4. Inspect The Leach Field For Blockages

Too much rain or snow can cause problems with the septic tank system. Pay attention to signs like grass that grows too fast, drains that don’t work well, and areas of your yard that seem marshy.

Leave The Septic Tank Pumping To The Experts!

Following these practices can help you extend the life of your septic system, but you should know that septic tanks can be tricky and dangerous. Although septic tank inspection and pumping may seem like a DIY task, it’s best to request help from expert pumpers. At Clean Earth Environmental, we’re professional septic service providers with over 10 years of experience helping septic tank owners to keep order at home. We understand that maintaining a septic tank is more than just septic tank pumping, which is why we can also assist you with our septic tank inspections and repairs., Let us take the burden off of your septic tank maintenance needs.

  1. Contact us today via phone, email, or by filling our online form, and let us know your issue.
  2. We’ll provide a free quote to clear all costs before scheduling an appointment on the date that suits you best.
With the help of our professionals, you can rest easy knowing your septic tank issues will be taken care of!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions we get about our Septic Tank Pumping.

Septic systems usually last 20 to 30 years before needing replacement. if it has not been properly maintained, has been invaded by tree roots, or has otherwise been misused, the time frame may be shorter.

As a homeowner, you should not dispose of chemicals, paint, grease, food, or anything that is a bodily waste. You should also avoid disposing of toilet paper, feminine napkins, coffee grounds, or wastewater from dishwashing, showering, or laundry. 

Below are some of the benefits you get from regular grease trap cleaning.  

Eliminates foul odors

Grease trap cleaning gets rid of these odors and keeps your grease trap and tank working efficiently.  

Reduces damage to the tank

Any decaying food, whether solids or particles, releases and creates gasses. This includes sulfuric acid, which can damage the walls of the grease trap. Grease trap cleaning reduces damage to the tank before it creates a larger problem in the future.   

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Contact Us Now For A Free Estimate!

Give us a call at 919-888-4066 to know more about our septic services. We also offer free estimates and special discounts for first-time tank cleaning! Clean Earth Septic proudly serves Wake County, Franklin County, Durham County, Johnston county and more surrounding areas.