How to Properly Take Care of Your Septic Tank

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There’s the right way to take care of your septic system and the wrong way. Ignoring care and treatment can leave you with an enormous bill and a big headache. Fortunately, maintenance is relatively simple. Our experts at NoCo Septic are sharing what we’ve learned over the years, so you can adequately take care of your septic system.

Septic System Do’s

Get your septic system regularly inspected

Not only can you extend the lifespan of your system, but this maintenance can catch any significant problems before they occur. You don’t want to find out about failure when your toilet starts backing up, and the smell of sewage emits from your yard.

Have your septic tank pumped every 3 to 5 years

Make sure your tank doesn’t overflow by getting it pumped regularly. This frequency will be dependent on how big your household is and the size of your tank. Get your inspector’s expert opinion on how often you must get it serviced.

Be conscious of your water use

The more water you conserve, the less water goes into the septic tank. This can help improve operations and reduce the risk of failure.

  • Install low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets.

  • Only do laundry or run the dishwasher when you have a full load.

  • Turn off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth.

  • Make sure there are no leaks in your plumbing.

Septic System Don’ts

Don’t plant anything near your septic tank

While grass is acceptable, you should keep trees and shrubs should a reasonable distance away from your septic system. There’s no way to predict the direction of their roots, and they can damage your drainfield or clog the tank.

Don’t pour chemicals down your drain

Household cleaning products contain chemicals that kill bacteria. These hurt the bacteria that are necessary to treat your waste and halts your septic system from working correctly.

Don’t hire an unqualified septic system company

The next time your septic system requires maintenance or repair, do your research when choosing a certified contractor. Consider the three Rs: reviews, referrals, and ratings.

Contact NoCo Septic

We know that having a malfunctioning wastewater treatment system can be a major inconvenience. You can rely on us to inspect your system, find the root of the problem, and provide a quick solution to have everything working in no time. Whether you need repairs or want to get a new system installed, our technicians are ready to tackle anything! Call us now at (720) 513-5037 to schedule an appointment with us today.