The holidays should be enjoyed relaxing with family and friends, not dealing with a septic system problem with a house full of guests. Your septic system’s drainfield may not be able to handle the extra usage that happens during the holidays, so the best way to lessen the chances of a septic problem during the holidays is by staggering the home’s water usage.
Reduce the amount of water entering your septic system by:
Do your laundry over several days (instead of all at once), and run only full loads.
Although it may be a sensitive subject, asking guests to avoid putting anything down the drains that shouldn’t go down (like feminine products) will not only help prevent those items from entering your tank, but can also prevent a plumbing blockage and possible backup.
All of these things will cut down on concentrated kitchen usage.
Pumping the septic tank just before guests arrive may give the drainfield a short resting period while the tank fills. This may be hard to coordinate on short notice; pumping companies get booked quickly when homeowners begin experiencing problems when guests arrive.
Try booking a pumping in advance. Although this does not guarantee you won’t experience a septic problem, it may reduce the chances.
If you do experience a backup in the house, there is a chance you may have a blockage in the plumbing. Learn how to determine if a backup is caused by the plumbing or septic problem here.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Why not schedule a septic system pumping with Van Delden today to reduce the chances of having a septic problem? Call us today or contact us online to book your pumping!