A septic tank system is an efficient way to dispose of waste in the home. Many people expect septic tanks to effectively perform all the time, even though they are buried beneath the earth and out of sight. Several things might impair the septic tank system’s function throughout the summer. Improper usage of the septic tank system is a common cause of septic tank problems. Many people are unaware of the need for routine care and maintenance. Here are five things to think about if you want to keep your septic system in good shape in summer:
If not properly managed, a septic tank can create solid waste over time. Septic tank odor is caused by waste in the form of sludge reaching the exit and flowing into the drain field. The foul scent originating from the septic system might be amplified by the hot summer weather. If this occurs, be aware that it is an indication of a significant septic tank problem that requires immediate attention.
Excessive Water Usage
A septic system is often installed for a residence with a small family. During the summer, though, children are more likely to stay at home, relatives may visit, and friends are more likely to visit. This means that your home generates more wastewater, which is then sent to the septic tank system. Furthermore, because of the epidemic and the ensuing lockdown measures, toilet usage has increased at home. Septic tank systems have also been put under more strain because of this.
Ensure that only toilet paper and human waste are flushed down the toilet by your family and guests. Otherwise, materials that are difficult to break down might block the septic tank system. It may also result in system failure. Items like diapers, hair, paper towels, disposable wipes, cotton swabs, and coffee grounds should not be flushed.
Avoiding Chemical Usage
Do not use chemicals to feed your septic system. Even a little quantity of paints, thinners, solvents, chemical cleansers, or caustic drain openers flushed might harm the essential microorganisms needed for organic waste decomposition. Waste build-up may develop in the absence of biological activity conducted by bacteria, resulting in septic tank failure.
Regular Septic System Maintenance
To keep the septic tank performing at its best, it must be cared for and maintained on a regular basis. Many people believe that the optimum time to pump waste from a septic system is during the summer. However, mechanical upkeep is sometimes exceedingly expensive. Many homes are unable to take such procedures every time their septic tank fails. As a result, there is an urgent need to transition to new and cost-effective septic system maintenance options.
The professionals at Dan’s Plumbing and Septic are standing by to help you with your septic system and plumbing inspection, repair, or replacement services. We service a large area in Minnesota with septic services. A septic system can be hard to inspect on your own, as there are many hidden components. Call our team today at (763) 434-6814 or contact us online to set up an inspection or service call!