No home, business premises, or any other place can do without a septic system. It is a critical part of your premises. Maintaining it is, therefore, critical so that it operates efficiently. Some of the maintenance practices, like inspection and pumping, need professional service providers.
You need even to have their contacts so you can reach them fast for your system maintenance and for any consultation you may need about the system from time to time. So, what are some of the things you should observe to maintain your septic system? Here are some tips to help you in keeping your system in good condition.
Efficient Use of Water
One common cause of septic failure is flooding it. If too much wastewater flows at once into the drain field, it will cause flooding. Additionally, when there is an excess flow of water, the sewer will not take enough time in the tank for adequate treatment.
You can prevent flooding by the efficient use of water. Some of the best practices to conserve water include fixing leaky toilets and faucets, avoiding doing all the laundry at once, using high-efficiency models of appliances, among others.
Regularly Pumping the Septic Tank
Your septic tank is bound to fill up with household waste after some time. All premises should come up with a septic service schedule so they can have a service provider come to pump out the tank. The essence of this practice is to prevent the pilling up of solids in the system.
Different households or premises will have a varying frequency of pumping the tank, and this is determined by the amount of waste that has accumulated. However, for most systems, yearly pumping is good enough. You can seek the advice of a service provider on how frequent your tank should be pumped to maintain it in the best condition.
Adding Bacteria to the System
The essence of adding bacteria is to aid the breakdown of waste. The premises owners or management should add live organic bacteria into the tanks to assist in doing away with the unnatural things and solids, for example, the harsh soaps and detergents. The entrance of these things into your septic tank kills the naturally occurring bacteria that are crucial for the proper functioning of your septic system. With the absence or reduction of the bacteria, the breakdown of solids and waste goes down as time passes, thus the need to replenish the useful organisms.