Septic Care In The New YearThis time of the year is a great time to start thinking about the new year. We at Custom Septic encourage you to think about your septic maintenance and scheduling too. To help you with that, we’ve compiled a list of things that you should prepare for the upcoming year.

To avoid problems, know the locations of pipes, tanks, and dangers that could affect your septic system. If you have pets that like to dig, keep them away from your septic system. Perhaps you’re planning to do some construction work or landscaping. Even if you’re hiring a professional to do that work, you should be aware of areas dangerous to your septic system.

Educate Yourself Of Septic System Warning Signs

If you’re aware of septic warning signs and their dangers, you can stop a major problem before it happens. A few warning signs include standing water in the drain field, overly green grass, noticeable changes to your drinking water, odors, slow drains, and water backup. Taking notice of these symptoms could mean catching a problem before it happens.

Be Wise About Water Usage

There are many simple things to keep water usage at a minimum. Watch your water use in the kitchen and avoid letting the water run into an empty sink. Water conservation happens in the bathroom too. Don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth. You can also conserve water by watching how much time you spend in the shower.

Flush Smarter

Un-flushable items can clog your pipes. You should think about the things you put into the toilets and the drains in your house. Non-flushable items can include bleach, coffee grounds, hair, hygienic wipes, and pharmaceuticals.

Create A Maintenance Schedule

Having guests over for the holidays increases septic use, which can lead to more solid waste in your system. Consider starting off the new year with a septic tank pumping. Annual inspections are also a good idea, especially if your septic system is getting older. Professionals can catch small repairs or maintenance issues prior to becoming more significant problems. Fixing minor issues now means avoiding larger issues in the future.

Make a successful New Year’s resolution regarding your septic system. Educate yourself and take small actions daily to ensure that your system properly functions for a long time to come. If you’re looking to keep your septic system in top shape, call the professionals at Custom Septic today. To schedule an appointment with our staff, give us a call today at (763) 218-4769 or email