Things You Should Do to Properly Maintain Septic Tanks

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Looking after your property and the equipment that keeps your home in good condition is a no-brainer. As a homeowner, you are always looking for ways to improve and maintain your home or increase its resale value. Properly maintaining septic tanks is one of the ways many homeowners choose to improve the value of their homes.

Things You Should Do to Properly Maintain Septic Tanks

There are many things you can do daily to help keep your septic tank in great condition, such as:

  • Perform Routine Septic System Inspections – Hiring a professional technician to inspect your septic tank is a great way to prevent damage, know the condition of your septic tank, and keep everything in working condition.
  • Be Mindful of What You Pour Down the Drain – When it comes to cleaning products, make sure you always buy products that are labelled as septic safe. Do not use antibacterial soap, as that can kill the good bacteria in your tank. Also, don’t pour grease and other food products down the drain when you are cooking, as this can lead to clogs and buildups that won’t break down.
  • Keep Your Drain Field Empty – When you want to landscape your yard, make sure you know where your drain field is and avoid planting anything over top of it. The roots of plants and trees can be extremely damaging to the pipes of septic tanks.

Not sure what proper maintenance of septic tanks and drain fields entails? Give us a call! We’ll be happy to answer your questions.