There are many reasons a septic tank may not run properly. Overloading the system, using a garbage disposal, and flushing inappropriate items down the toilet can all wreak havoc on your home’s septic system. Curt and Jerry Sewer Service knows all too well the effects of failing to take care of the waste system in your home. With the proper care and maintenance, it can work at its peak performance for many years to come.

Prevent Septic Tank Issues With These Maintenance Tips

Lighten the Load on the Tank

There are several ways to decrease the burden on your septic system. Check all toilets and faucets for leaks of any kind. Making repairs can help increase the efficiency of the entire system. Lower the amount of water used in your home by installing faucet aerators and flow reducer nozzles. When replacing your appliances, be sure to purchase those that are energy-efficient.

Prevent Damage to the System

Protect the area around the outdoor septic system from any unintended damage. Keep vehicles and structures off of the drainfield. When planting new trees in your yard, be sure they are at least 100 feet away from the tank. You will also want to plant grass over the system itself, as it will help minimize soil erosion.

Avoid Heavy-Duty Cleaners

Stay clear of heavy-duty cleaners that can impair the productivity of the septic system. These cleaners can kill beneficial bacteria in the septic tank. Be sure to contain liquids such as varnish, paint thinners, motor oils, gasoline, and other similar chemicals, as these can be hazardous to not only the tank itself but also the groundwater. Store these items in appropriate containers and dispose of them according to your local community regulations.

If you are experiencing difficulties with your septic system, contact the professionals at Curt and Jerry Sewer Service by calling (317) 266-0000. You can also request our service online. Along with septic tank services, we also offer sewer cleaning services, sewer camera inspections, and drain and sink cleaning services.

Source: Wickell, Janet. “How to Care For a Septic Tank and Septic System.” The Spruce. Dotdash Publishing Company. 26 Nov. 2018. Web. 10 Feb. 2019 Accessed.