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A few weeks ago, my husband and I met with a general contractor. We talked with this professional about building an addition onto our small home. At this time, he informed us about a problem with our septic tank. We learned we would have to relocate a couple of septic lines before construction could begin on our home. Are you considering building an addition onto your house or business? Before you get too far along in this complex process, think about consulting with someone from a reputable septic service in your area. An expert from a septic service can inform you if your current septic tank will be large enough to accommodate the addition. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common tasks performed by septic services. Enjoy!


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Septic System Care Practices

Debra Chapman

A checklist that pertains to residential septic services that have been rendered and that will be needed in the future will prevent backups and keep your leach field and septic tank system in operable order. The following tips will help you create a list that you and your family members can refer to.

Keep Track Of Past Appointments

If you have lived in your home for a while, you have probably already encountered at least one instance when you needed to have your septic tank drained. The person who serviced your septic system may have provided you with a relative timeframe in which you can expect to need a future pump out. Write down important information, including the last service appointment and details about any septic tank parts that were serviced or replaced.

In the chance that your next septic pump out involves a technician taking note of faulty equipment that needs to be swapped out, you can provide them with vital details about the previous appointment. This may guide the technician in remedying a situation promptly. If you would like to stay ahead of when you will need your septic tank pumped, you can always refer to your list. This will help you stay on top of when you will need to schedule an appointment, plus pay for any essential service fees. 

Remain Energy And Waste Conscious

Remaining energy conscious includes being mindful of how much water is used within your household. Simple tricks, such as cutting down the amount of time for baths and showers or reducing how much laundry is washed each week can make a difference in how often your septic system will need to be serviced. These practices will prevent overflows and will keep your property's leach field healthy.

In addition to being resourceful, make certain that everyone in your household knows what can be poured down a sink and what cannot. Fatty oils, lard, and grease could clog your septic system. Designate a jug that can be used to store oils and other greasy substances that need to be disposed of.

Specify on your list how you would like these substances handled. Whoever is responsible for hauling off trash can handle disposing of the other waste items too. Always make certain that dishes are scraped, prior to being placed inside your sink or dishwasher. This simple practice will prevent clogs, which could ultimately lead to needing a septic system technician to service your equipment. 

For more information about septic tank pumping, contact a local company.