As a homeowner, it can be tough to keep up with all the tasks for maintaining the property. From the HVAC system to the plumbing, there are visible appliances that we interact with on a daily basis. However, there are some hidden areas of the home that may get left off a maintenance checklist simply because we forget it needs upkeep. Maintain your home’s septic tank with these three tips from Curt & Jerry Sewer Service of Indianapolis.

1) Conserve Water at Home

Your home’s septic tank can handle only so much water at a time. To maintain proper working condition, the tank needs time to separate the solids and liquids before sending the liquids to the drain field. Laundry is one area where homeowners can conserve water usage. Make sure you’re not using large load settings for small loads, as it wastes water. Also, try to space out laundry as opposed to trying to do it all in one day.

2) Protect Your Tank

Putting chemicals and non-biodegradables in your sink or toilet can clog the tank and drain field. Avoid flushing or pouring any of these items down the drain:

  • Dental floss
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers
  • Cat litter
  • Kleenex
  • Cotton swabs
  • Paper towels
  • Grease
  • Bleach
  • Household cleaners

3) Get Your Tank Pumped Regularly

Schedule septic tank pumping to ensure your tank is empty and working properly. When to schedule septic tank cleaning and pumping depends on the size of your tank and number of people in your household. In a four-person household, the normal range is every 2-3 years. Using a garbage disposal  will increase the frequency for septic tank pumping needs as well.

At Curt & Jerry Sewer Service, we’ve provided top-notch septic tank pumping and cleaning services in the Indianapolis area since 1946. Call us at (317) 266-0000, or request service online.


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