Holiday Tips for Your Septic System
Fall weather is in the air and Thanksgiving is almost here, you’re probably already making your own plans for this year’s holiday gatherings. When the holidays roll around and family comes into town – you’ll want to make sure that you pay special attention to guests in your home and how they could impact your septic system. Here are some septic maintenance reminders for the holidays.
Have your tank pumped out before company arrives.
If you’re having family in town or having a large event, you may want to consider having your tank pumped out before they get into town. Your tank is used to operating at a certain level based on its size and the size of your home. If you’re expecting out of town guests for an extended stay you’ll want to make sure that your septic system is operating optimally to avoid embarrassing backups or drainfield failures.
Remind them about septic system “rules”.
Although it might be a sensitive subject, try to educate your guests about the rules with septic systems, such as not flushing feminine products or other items down the toilet and putting food solids and grease into the garbage rather than dumping them down the drain. These things will help you to avoid backups and malfunctions and keep your system running optimally, no matter how many guests you have. Limiting the use of your garbage disposal or not using it at all is a good idea with so many different foods at the holidays.
When you have guests in the town, the last thing you want to worry about is a septic system malfunction. A regular maintenance check before your guests arrive could save you lots of money compared to a septic repair and also help make their stay more enjoyable.
Also, it might be a good time to review your water usage and consider changing over to High Efficiency toilets, sinks, and Energy Star appliances. Efficient use of water can improve your septic system’s operation and reduce the risk of failure.
Everyone always looks forward to the holidays and getting together with family and friends. Do your self a favor and call All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services for a maintenance check to make sure your septic system is ready for the holidays and you can relax and enjoy the holiday season.
Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com