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How To Protect Your Septic System During Summer Get-Togethers

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Summertime means backyard grilling, guests and having fun. Don’t forget about your septic system!

 

Planning a party? Pump your septic tank.

While pumping your tank is not a guarantee that your septic system will be trouble-free, it certainly helps with the extra load. If you pump the tank just before the party, it will have to fill up before the drainfield even gets used.

 

Watch your landscaping

It’s best to maintain grass over your drainfield or spray area.  Be sure not to overuse sprinkler systems, and keep vegetation mowed instead of letting the vegetation over fields grow wild.

 

Watch what does down the toilet

Guests may not realize you have a septic system and are unaware of the consequences of flushing objects down the commode. Only toilet paper and wastewater should enter the system – even if a product is labeled “flushable.” Consider making (or buying on Etsy.com) a cute little “Do Not Flush” sign for your guest bathroom.

 

Don’t park over your system

Be sure your guests don’t park over any part of your septic system, including your drainfield. This can cause damage and lead to costly repairs!

 

 


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