5 Tips for Maintaining Your Septic Tank System

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Septic Tank System

Your septic tank system is very important to the health and longevity of your home. Like most things in your home, regular maintenance is mandatory to keep your septic tank system clean and working properly. To keep your septic tank working properly, Septic Blue of Raleigh recommends keeping up with regular maintenance that you can do on your own.

There are some things you can do on your own when it comes to making sure your septic tank is working as it should. While you may need a Septic Blue of Raleigh team member at some point, we can’t stress enough how important it is to perform your own maintenance.

We asked our team members to give us some tips to share on how you can perform your own septic tank maintenance. Here’s what they came up with…

1.    Pump your septic tank
As time goes on, your septic tank does fill up with waste. You should sign up for regular maintenance with Septic Blue of Raleigh so they can pump your tank out. Pumping your tank helps to prevent solids from building up in your tank. The frequency of what your tank needs to be pumped is different depending on each home, and it depends on how much build-up your system experiences. But to ensure the safety and health of your home and your family, this should be performed yearly.

2.    Clear out your system
Even if you get your septic tank system pumped out yearly, there may be other debris that builds up over time and needs a little more than pumping. When your tank is clogged, it can cause your septic tank to not work properly, and it can lead to future issues. The next step we would recommend is having the Septic Blue of Raleigh team perform high-pressure water jetting to clear out your septic system. This doesn’t have to be done as often, but we recommend clearing out your system with high-pressure water jetting at least every 5 years.

3.    Add bacteria to your system
Believe it or not, your septic system needs bacteria to work properly. To ensure your septic tank works properly, you should add some source of live, organic bacteria to help break down anything that may be in your lines. Adding live bacteria to your septic tanks helps to bring back bacteria that may have been killed off with harsh chemical cleaners and it helps with the decomposition of waste and other solids that may build up in your septic tank.

4.    Use biodegradable materials
One of the best things you can do with your septic system is to use things that can easily degrade over time. You should never put cooking grease, coffee grounds, harsh chemicals, or fats down any of your drains. When it comes to paper products, you should never flush paper towels, diapers, feminine products, etc. down your drains.

5.    Hire Septic Blue of Raleigh
To fully ensure the health and longevity of your septic tank, hiring a Septic Blue of Raleigh team member is the first step. We can perform any service you need, and we can ensure your septic tank system is always working as it should! Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.