Inspection | Water Use | Trash | Drainfield Care
The previous blog post series focused on the recent Septic Smart Week. During this time period each September, the EPA puts out lots of useful information for US Septic System Owners. MPCA Certified, CSI Custom Septic, Inc. likes to take this opportunity to provide valuable info including Septic System Maintenance. Luckily, maintaining your home’s septic system isn’t very costly or complicated. Rogers MN homeowners with an On-site Septic may keep their system working correctly as long as they remember some Basic Septic System Maintenance Rules including Inspection, Water Use and Drainfield Care.
4 Basic Rules of Septic System Maintenance
You don’t have to make this very complicated or spend lots of money in order to have Affordable and Compliant Sewage Disposal. The four simple rules for having a Healthy, Efficient Septic System are as follows:
- Inspection & Frequent Pumping
- Efficient Use of Water
- Proper Disposal of Waste Materials
- Caring for Drainage Field
Inspecting & Cleaning Septic Systems
One of the best ways to keep an Onsite Sewage System operating at peak performance is to have it Professionally Inspected at least once every 3 years. This is a great way to spot problems and know when it is time to have it Pumped Out. Most septic tanks should be emptied every 3 to 5 years.
Use Water Wisely
According to the EPA, in a single day, a typical household will generate about 70 gallons of water – per person. A leaky toilet or faucet can significantly inflate this number and end up Overloading a Septic Tank with too much wastewater.
Be mindful of how much water your family uses every day.
- Fix leaky plumbing fixtures to prevent unnecessary water use.
- Install High Efficiency Toilets and Shower Heads.
- Spread out loads of Laundry throughout the week and choose the proper cycle for the load size.
Never Put Trash In The Toilet
Allowing garbage to be flushed down the toilet can result in Clogged Pipes or a Septic System Malfunction. Remind all family members to put trash in the trash can and Only Put Human Waste and Toilet Paper Into The Toilet. The no-flush rule includes items like tampons, baby wipes, dental floss, cat litter, medications, cigarette butts, etc.
Caring For Your Septic Drain Field
Your Drainfield is another key component of the septic system. It works hard at removing contaminants from the waste water that comes from the septic tank. There are living organisms in the soil that digest the impurities before the water is allowed back into the groundwater system. Caring for your Drainfield or Leach Field is more about what not to do.
- Don’t drive or park a vehicle on top of the drainfield area
- Don’t plant trees or shrubs with invasive root systems too close to the soil treatment area.
- Don’t allow roof runoff or water from a water softener or sump pump to drain into the drainage field.
MPCA Certified Septic Service Provider
As a septic professional that is MPCA Certified, CSI Custom Septic, Inc. provides excellent septic services. We believe that when it comes to keeping sewage systems healthy, maintenance and inspection can be almost priceless.
In the Rogers MN area you can reach CSI Custom Septic Inc. for Septic Inspections, Installations and Repairs at: (763) 218-4769.