Per the Environmental Protection Agency , it is recommended that the average household septic system should be inspected at least every three years by a septic system service professional. Alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components should be inspected more often, generally once a year. A service contract is important since alternative systems have mechanized parts.
Four major factors influence the frequency of septic tank pumping:
For all your Septic System Preventative Maintenance needs contact Full Service Septic, 704-224-4199. We will be glad to come out and evaluate your system. We will complete a thorough evaluation and then recommend a service regimen that will keep your system working properly. We serve Salisbury, Rowan, Cabarrus, Davie, Davidson, Iredell, North Mecklenburg and Stanly counties.
The average indoor water use in a typical single-family home is nearly 60 gallons per individual, per day. Just a single leaky or running toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons or more of water per day. All of the water a household sends down its pipes winds up in its septic system. The more water a household conserves, the less water enters the septic system. Efficient water use improves the operation of a septic system and reduces the risk of failure.
Here is a list of some simple ways to save water usage to help maintain your Septic System.
Whether you flush it down the toilet, grind it in the garbage disposal, or pour it down the sink, shower, or bath, everything that goes down your drains ends up in your septic system. What goes down the drain affects how well your septic system works.
Toilets aren’t trash cans! Your septic system is not a trash can.
An easy rule of thumb: Do not flush anything besides human waste and toilet paper.
Your septic system contains a collection of living organisms that digest and treat household waste. Pouring toxins down your drain can kill these organisms and harm your septic system. Whether you are at the kitchen sink, bathtub, or utility sink:
Your drainfield—a component of your septic system that removes contaminants from the liquid that emerges from your septic tank—is an important part of your septic system.
Here are a few things you should do to maintain it: