If you own a new home that has a septic system, you will soon learn (if you have not already) that owning a home with a septic system can take some getting used to. Instead of pushing waste and water away from your home and to a city treatment plan, your septic system treats wastewater on your property. As a result, if your home has a septic system, you want to pay close attention to any warning signs that there may be a problem with your system. Custom Septic, Inc., is known for our excellent work in septic system design, installation, and maintenance and can help you with any concern you may have about your septic system. If you have any questions or concerns reguarding your septic tank and or drain field, give us a call even if we did not install your system.
Septic System Maintenance
If your septic system has been properly installed, you can expect that with minimal maintenance, your system will remain robust and close to problem free for a very long time. But the key to a well-functioning septic system is to understand that maintenance is an active process. There are many things that a family living in a home with a septic system can do to keep the septic system in good working order.
Some of those things are obvious, but others are not. Septic systems can be sensitive and must not be misused. To be sure you take care of your septic system and prevent future problems, pay attention to the following recommendations:
● Never install a garbage disposal. And if your home is equipped with a garbage disposal, do not use the garbage disposal.
● Do not use over the counter drain cleaning gels or solutions
● Do not use “flushable” wipes. These products market themselves as flushable, but they can wreak havoc on septic systems and municipal water systems alike.
Signs Of A Potential Problem With Your Septic System
Good maintenance can help you avoid major issues, but there are some signs that can indicate the need for help from the professionals at Custom Septic. Some of the more common signs include:
● Unpleasant odors coming up through pipes and drains. This could indicate an imbalance in the chemical composition of your septic tank. You should never have fetid odors emanating through your sinks and drains.
● Saturated areas in your lawn, especially around the location of your septic tank.
● If sinks and drains in your house are slow to drain, you could have a clog that needs attention. Very few clogs get smaller and fewer still go away on their own. And because it is not recommended to use chemical drain cleaners to clear clogs, call Custom Septic instead.
We can be reached at 763-218-4769 to schedule an appointment.