Summer Gatherings and Your Septic System
Summer is a great time of year for family gatherings, including cookouts, weddings, bbq’s, pool parties and even summer overnight guests.
When planning for summer gatherings this summer, prevention can go a long way toward averting disasters with your septic system. Parties, weddings, and any summer gathering can exert heavy use on your septic system. Careful planning can help you prepare your septic system for the extra guests and extra load.
Here are some tips:
Arrange for a septic tank pumping prior to the event. Heavy volume of wastewater over a short period of time can over saturate the drain field and cause a mess in your yard or backup in to your home. Performing septic tank maintenance right before the event will create added capacity which will be able to handle more volume.
Check your septic system and make sure it is functioning properly before the event. Septic Preservation Services have technicians available for a maintenance check. A problem may not be obvious during regular or modest use, but when you add an additional volume of wastewater over a short period of time, this can cause an already impaired system to fail.
The technician can also check your drain lines and make sure they are clear as well as the flow of water from your home to the tank. Partially clogged drain lines can fail with excessive effluent running through them in a short amount of time.
School your guests on what not to flush down the toilet. A nearby garbage can and properly placed signs on dos and don’ts may be all you need.
Better yet, for large gatherings with many guests, such as weddings, graduation parties or family reunions, consider renting portable toilets and sinks. This will take the load off your septic system and avoid costly and odorous disasters. Units today are more attractive and reasonable and can take the worry out of your day.
Proper preventative maintenance is all that is needed to keep a septic system functioning properly for many years to come. When the day is done, the cost of a little preventive maintenance is well worth the investment to avoid the potential for backups and septic system repairs or replacement.
Call Septic Preservation Services before your summer gathering. They have all the equipment and professionals available to maintain and check your septic system and get it ready for your big day. You can reach them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com for more information.