We see a lot of septic system abuse during inspections and pumpings, and talk to many homeowners who weren’t aware that their habits were affecting their septic system. Here are a few simple things you can do to help keep your septic system running efficiently.
Spreading your laundry out over the week instead of doing it all in one day will help prevent hydraulic overloading of the system. If you are looking to purchase a new washing machine, consider one that uses less water per load.
The only things you should ever flush are waste and toilet paper.
Don’t treat your garbage disposal like a trash can. Putting too much food into your septic tank can overload its bacteria, making the system less efficient and creating the need for more frequent cleaning of your septic tank.
To learn more about how your septic system works and how to best care for it, download our free guide, Understanding and Maintaining Your Septic System.
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