Benefits and Care Tips for a Healthy Septic Tank

Do you have a septic system on your residential or commercial property? If so, you should consider yourself fortunate. It’s true, while many homeowners may not know this; a septic system provides many advantages over municipal services. Septic Systems provide efficient onsite treatment of wastewater. When you have a septic system installed on your property, you have a greater access to a clean water supply. This is because a septic system not only allows you to avoid the expensive costs of sewer lines, but it also allows groundwater to be treated on your property. Your septic tank can also help your plants at home grow. Since your septic tank treats effluent naturally, it allows water to seep into the ground to replenish the nutrient supply, and this helps the plant’s growth cycle.

A properly installed and well maintained septic system will be healthy and have many environmental benefits that municipal sewer lines do not. A polluted septic system, however, is unhealthy and can pose dangerous health hazards. If a septic system is not properly installed, it can cause effluent to back up or get into the groundwater. Not only is septic system pollution foul and disgusting, it can have a hazard on your home and health. Never attempt to install or repair a septic system yourself, unless you are a trained septic service repairman. It is recommended to always have maintenance, repairs, installation, and replacements of septic system parts by a trained professional in order to avoid hazards and keep your septic system healthy.

You can help maintain the health of your septic tank by practicing water conservation. Use these tips:

  • When doing laundry or running the dishwasher, do one large load instead of several small loads.
  • When upgrading your home plumbing, opt for water-conserving models in the following fixtures: faucet aerators, showerheads, low-flow toilets, toilet tank space occupiers, and toilet float valves. High efficiency washers also help conserve water.
  • Always repair leaky faucets
  • Never leave the water running when brushing teeth or rinsing dishes.

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