It Is Not Hard To Maintain Your Septic System

Posted on: 9 August 2017

Your septic tank is the only way that the waste that is flushed down your toilet and down your sinks is broken down. It is amazing what a septic system is able to handle. Sometimes people will run into problems with their septic system, but most of the time it is because they are treating it like they are connected to city sewer. The simple truth is you must treat it differently because your waste is not going to a treatment plant. So, here are a few different actions that you can take that will ensure your septic system continues to work properly.

Trash Can

When it comes to your septic system it may just be better to throw things away. The septic system in your house is designed and engineered to take two things. First, the septic system is designed for sewage. Second, the septic system is designed for the water draining from the house. Remember anything that you put down the drain or flush down the toilet will end up in your septic system. This is why it is just better to throw things away. Your sinks and drains are not places for things such as cigarette butts, wrappers, or any garbage.


Another major problem that people run into is killing the bacteria in the septic system. The bacteria in the septic system are one of the reasons that the septic system is so efficient in breaking down the waste. Without the bacteria strains, the septic system would not work. So, it is important that you do not kill the bacteria. The most common way to kill the bacteria is to use a drain cleaner that has a very high pH. So be careful with liquid drain cleaners. You should also be aware that overusing the garbage disposal can also kill the bacteria.


No matter how well you take care of your septic system, there is a very good chance that your septic system will have some sort of buildup in the tank. One of the most important ways that you can maintain your septic system is to have it pumped about every other year. When the tank is pumped all the garbage and built up sewage will be knocked off and pumped away. It is essentially like flushing out your septic system. It is a great way to clean the system and continue to have a system that is working great.  

For more information, check with contractors like Ace Sanitation Service.