My commodes are flushing and everything is staying where it’s supposed to, so my septic system is fine, right? This is the mentality of many Hill Country septic system owners, and it can lead to neglecting proper septic system maintenance. If you want to keep your septic system working properly, you need a septic management plan.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to break out the spreadsheets or write out anything lengthy — all you need to do is dedicate yourself to getting your septic system pumped and serviced routinely.
Aerobic systems require more maintenance than conventional septic systems, but the main thing to remember is to schedule a septic pumping every 3-5 years.
Choose a reliable septic maintenance provider and ask if they send out reminders when it’s time to service your septic tank.
This means your health, your kids’ health, your pets’ health, and your neighbors’. Non-maintained septic systems can lead to public health problems. Overflowing septic tanks, seepage from drainfield, untreated effluent from aerobic systems, etc., can cause serious illness.
Wastewater must be treated before it is returned to the environment. If your septic system or aerobic system isn’t being properly maintained, the level of treatment is greatly decreased when the effluent gets to the disposal portion of the system — this can lead to contamination of local drinking water.
Maintaining your septic system can help catch problems early and can increase the “life” of your septic system. Keep in mind that septic “pumping” and “cleaning” may mean different things to a provider.
If you think you may have fallen behind on your septic system maintenance plan, contact us today to discuss your options and schedule a cleaning and inspection.