Home Septic Tips

If you live in the country and don’t have city water and sewer, chances are you have some type of septic system.

If you want to maintain effective functionality in your spetic tank, pumping it out twice a decade is a really good idea. This will keep sediment from hanging out in your tank and eventually causing there to be a backup in your home. It will cost some to have the septic tank pumped, but it would cost much more to have it cleaned, repaired or replaced due to sewage back up.

Clogged toilets can also be an issue. If waste material comes up the wrong way into your toilet, you may have something clogging the pipes. If you are unable to fix the blockage, you will need to hire a professional to run a snake in the line to clean it if a plunger doesn’t do the job.

If a plunger is ineffective, you might be able to do the trick with a bucket of warm water. Once the water level is low again, you may repeat this procedure.

If the toilet over flows, check floors around toilets for softness, so you can tell if you have any floor damage. Stand above the toilet with a foot positioned on each side up close to the base. Shift your weight back and forth to detect any weakness or sponginess. You can save money by noticing and treating this problem as early as possible.

Garbage Disposals And Septics

Keep in mind if you have a garbage disposal, many of them are not designed to be used with cdrtain residential septic systems. Doing so can really mess up your septic and cost you big bucks.

To increase the useful life of your garbage disposal, clean it out regularly. By regularly incorporating a routine using a combination of dish soap, lemon rinds, and even cherry pits, you can keep your disposal running smoothly and smelling as fresh as the day it was installed.