5 Tips for Maintaining Your Septic Tank System
When you are dealing with a septic tank that is working properly, it isn’t pretty and it definitely doesn’t smell good. There is nothing worse than dealing with a failing septic tank, and if you are having issues with it, please do not waste any time getting Septic Blue of Raleigh on the phone!
We are a team of plumbers who is skilled, reliable, and trustworthy when it comes to dealing with your septic tank issues. We want you and your family to be stress-free when it comes to septic tank issues, and we want to do the dirty work so you don’t have to.
We asked our team for their top tips when it comes to keeping up on the maintenance of your septic tanks because we want your home to last you and your family for as long as possible. It took a lot of work to find your dream home, so here are some things you can do in your home to make sure your septic tanks stay healthy year-round and for years to come:
1. Use biodegradable toilet paper
One of the best things you can do to keep your septic tank healthy is using toilet paper that is biodegradable. Toilet paper is the number one reason people experienced clogged toilets or any septic tank issues, so make sure to look for toilet paper that has the “Septic Safe” logo somewhere on the outer package.
2. Put a garbage can near your toilet
Your toilet bowl shouldn’t be treated like a garbage can. Provide your family with a garbage can near every toilet so they don’t feel obligated to use the toilet to throw away tissues, paper towels, feminine products, and more. These things aren’t made to go into your septic system, so give them a place to throw them out.
3. Control water usage
When it comes to ensuring the health of your septic system, you’ll want to control water usage as much as you can. This one ties into our second tip, but we want to give your some pointers for saving water. If you blow your nose, don’t throw your tissue in the toilet and flush it. You are wasting water and you are putting material in your toilet that doesn’t belong there.
4. No harsh chemicals
One of the worst things you can do for your toilet and your septic system is overflowing it with harsh septic tank cleaning chemicals. The packaging may say that they are safe to use, but over time, they can wither at your toilet bowl and your septic pipe. Ask one of our team members which chemicals are safe to use regularly.
5. See an issue? Call for help
Lastly, if you notice anything off about your toilets, give Septic Blue of Raleigh a call right away! Whether it be blockages, slow drains, strange sounds, or foul odors, you shouldn’t try to fix these things yourself. Give us a call today and we can have one of our team members at your home in no time!