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Septic Tank Services for Mobile, AL and Surrounding Areas

Tips to Keep Your Septic Tank Working Right

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Ton of Cure!  Committing a little attention to the care of your septic tank system can help to avoid the nightmare of a failing system.  Assuming that your septic tank system was properly located, designed, and installed according to state codes, you are now in the driver’s seat for the care of your septic tank system.  By following the recommendations below, you can help your septic tank system to work properly for years to come. Do not use garbage disposal. Disposals increase solids in your tank by about 50%, so you have to pump your tank more often than normally suggested. Never ever pour grease down the drain. Never allow anyone to drive or park on your septic system or compact the soil in any way. Never use anyone to repair your system that is not Licensed-Certified-Bonded. Never flush feminine products or baby wipes, even the ones that say they are flushable. Never flush any kinds of chemicals. These include: o -Bleach o -Antibacterial o -Ammonia o -Baby Oil Conserve water to reduce the amount of wastewater that must be treated and disposed of by your septic tank system.  Doing laundry over several days will put less stress on your septic tank system.  Don’t do all your laundry in one day. Repair any leaking faucets or toilets.  To detect toilet leaks, add several drops of food dye to the toilet tank and see if dye ends up in the bowl. Divert down spouts and other surface water away from your drain field.  Excessive water keeps the soil from adequately cleansing the wastewater. Have your septic tank inspected every 3-5 years and pumped regularly by a licensed septic tank contractor. Don’t dig in your drain field or build anything over it, and don’t cover it with a hard surface such as concrete or asphalt and don’t install underground utilities or sprinkler systems nearby. Don’t plant anything over or near the drain field except grass.  Roots from nearby trees and shrubs may clog and damage the drain lines. Don’t install a swimming pool near your system. Don’t use your toilet as a trash can or poison your system and the groundwater by pouring harmful chemicals and cleansers down the drain.  Harsh chemicals can kill the bacteria that help purify your wastewater. Don’t waste money on septic tank additives.  The bacteria needed to treat wastewater are naturally present in sewage.  Additives can resuspend solids causing your drain field to clog.  Additives do not eliminate the need for routine pumping of your tank.
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Septic Tank Tips

Septic Tank Services for Mobile, AL and

Surrounding Areas

Tips to Keep Your Septic Tank Working Right

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Ton of Cure!   Committing a little attention to the care of your septic tank system can help to avoid the nightmare of a failing system.  Assuming that your septic tank system was properly located, designed, and installed according to state codes, you are now in the driver’s seat for the care of your septic tank system.  By following the recommendations below, you can help your septic tank system to work properly for years to come. Do not use garbage disposal. Disposals increase solids in your tank by about 50%, so you have to pump your tank more often than normally suggested. Never ever pour grease down the drain. Never allow anyone to drive or park on your septic system or compact the soil in any way. Never use anyone to repair your system that is not Licensed-Certified-Bonded. Never flush feminine products or baby wipes, even the ones that say they are flushable. Never flush any kinds of chemicals. These include: o -Bleach o -Antibacterial o -Ammonia o -Baby Oil Conserve water to reduce the amount of wastewater that must be treated and disposed of by your septic tank system.  Doing laundry over several days will put less stress on your septic tank system.  Don’t do all your laundry in one day. Repair any leaking faucets or toilets.  To detect toilet leaks, add several drops of food dye to the toilet tank and see if dye ends up in the bowl. Divert down spouts and other surface water away from your drain field.  Excessive water keeps the soil from adequately cleansing the wastewater. Have your septic tank inspected every 3-5 years and pumped regularly by a licensed septic tank contractor. Don’t dig in your drain field or build anything over it, and don’t cover it with a hard surface such as concrete or asphalt and don’t install underground utilities or sprinkler systems nearby. Don’t plant anything over or near the drain field except grass.  Roots from nearby trees and shrubs may clog and damage the drain lines. Don’t install a swimming pool near your system. Don’t use your toilet as a trash can or poison your system and the groundwater by pouring harmful chemicals and cleansers down the drain.  Harsh chemicals can kill the bacteria that help purify your wastewater. Don’t waste money on septic tank additives.  The bacteria needed to treat wastewater are naturally present in sewage.  Additives can resuspend solids causing your drain field to clog.  Additives do not eliminate the need for routine pumping of your tank.
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