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Four Things You Will Want To Know About Septic Tanks And Plumbing Problems In Your Home

by Howard Barnett

If you have a home that is on a septic system, maintenance is very important. Without proper maintenance, your septic system can cause plumbing problems in your home. Part of regular maintenance is pumping the septic system and having repairs done when they are needed. If you have a septic system for your home, here are some things you will want to know about maintenance of your septic system:

1. Preventing Problems With Septic Drain Fields

The septic drain field is where the liquid waste from your septic system drains. There are many ways that you can damage the drain field. This is usually due to things like not having the tank pumped, which can lead to the drain field becoming full of solid waste. You will also want to avoid things like placing heavy objects on the drain field or driving over it. To prevent these problems, you may want to mark the location of the drain field.

2. Keeping Debris Out Of Your Septic System 

It is also important to keep debris out of your septic system. You do not want to use things like harsh chemicals with septic systems or flush paper products that are not septic safe down the toilet. You can also watch the amount of water that goes into the system by not overloading it by running appliances a lot in one day, which will cause it to become full of water and can cause solid waste to get into the drain system.

3. Pumping Your Septic System When It Is Needed

Septic systems will eventually become full of solid waste. When this happens, it is time to have the system pumped and serviced. By doing this when it is needed, you will be able to avoid a lot of the plumbing problems in your home that are caused by the septic system. If you have a large family or a lot of people living in your home, this may need to be done more often due to the amount of use the system gets.

4. Tree Roots And Collapsed Drain Fields That Need Repairs

Tree roots and collapsing drain fields are another problem that you may face with a septic system. These problems can often be fixed by clearing the roots or aerating the drain field. If the drain field cannot be fixed, you will have to have it replaced. These problems can be avoided by having regular maintenance done to the system, not placing heavy items on it and using the plumbing in your home responsibly.

These are some things that you will want to know about the regular maintenance of your septic system. If you are having plumbing problems in your home, contact a septic contractor like Lutzky Contracting, to help them inspect your septic system for some of these common problems.