for Maintaining a Safe & Healthy
Protect The Environment That Surrounds You!
Daily household actions can have lasting and costly effects on the life and health of your septic system and leachfield, and the environment around you. Following a few simple guidelines will protect you and extend the life of your system.
Conserve water. The septic tanks pretreats solid waste prior to its discharge into the leachfield. High water usage over a short period of time flushes solids out of the tank before this pretreatment process is complete.
Keep drains clean. If its not biodegradable, it doesnt belong in the system.
Schedule regular maintenance. Most septic tanks
need to be pumped every two to three years. High levels of water usage and garbage
disposal use may result in the need for more frequent service.
Keep surface water away. Divert water from
downspouts, roofs, driveways, and sump pumps.
Encourage the right plants.
Avoid physical damage.
If you suspect a problem, contact a professional septic contractor for help. Should repair or replacement be necessary, review your options carefully. Ask about new environmentally-superior technologies, such as chamber leaching systems. These systems can offer better performance, improved longevity, and less site disruption during installation.
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