How to Properly Maintain Your Septic System

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Did you know that garbage disposals can double the amount of solid items in septic tanks? Septic sewer systems can sometimes be a burden, especially if they overfill too quickly, but properly maintaining them will keep them working properly for years to come. Fortunately, there are two effective septic maintenance options available, and both will help you avoid costly repairs.

- Hire plumbing services. Plumbing maintenance companies are trained to safely and efficiently preserve your entire septic sewer system. For example, plumbing services will pump your septic tank whenever necessary, which is crucial because septic tanks contain harmful germs and bacteria, meaning you should never attempt to open or pump it yourself. In fact, most plumbing services have 4,000 gallon septic trucks in order to pump even the largest septic tanks, which means just one visit will completely empty your tank. Considering that it only costs an average of $433 to pump and clean a septic tank, as opposed to $1,763 to repair a broken tank, you will be doing your wallet a favor by getting your tank pumped every 3-5 years.

- Be conscientious. There are certain things you can do yourself to ensure the functionality of your septic sewer system. For instance, when you avoid using heavy duty cleaning products, the good bacteria in your septic tank will be able to continue breaking down solid material. In addition, installing a high quality garbage disposal will ensure that the items you put into the disposal are broken down small enough to avoid clogs in your septic sewer system. Since these maintenance tasks are relatively simple to complete, you should have no problem keeping your septic tank in working order.

If you own a septic tank, you must learn how to properly preserve it. Fortunately, hiring plumbing services and being conscientious are two of the most effective ways to ensure the functionality of your septic system. By completing these maintenance duties, your septic tank will continue to work properly for years to come.

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