Tips to Help Your Septic System Last Longer

snohomish-septic-service-6If you’re a homeowner, you know how important it is to take good care of your home’s plumbing. Living without it isn’t an option, but repair costs can add up quickly, so it’s always a good idea to be proactive instead of reactive. There are several things you can do to help prevent emergency calls to your septic service company. Here are four tips that can help keep your septic system running and in good order for years to come.

1. Pump Your Septic Tank Regularly

Septic tank pumping is a vital component of septic system maintenance. To keep your system running properly, it’s important to have your tank pumped on a regular basis. Typically, this means you should schedule an appointment at least once a year, but frequency can vary depending on the amount of water your family uses.

2. Watch What You Put into Your Septic System

Non-biodegradable items should never be flushed into your septic system. This includes, but isn’t limited to, hair, feminine products, diapers, and cigarettes. Generally, if you have to ask yourself if an item is biodegradable, it probably isn’t. Keeping this in mind can help you avoid a septic tank emergency and, as a result, save you a lot of money.

3. Consider Water Usage

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to extend the life of your septic system and avoid costly septic repairs is to monitor the amount of water you and your family use. You’ll save money on your water bill and you’ll be less likely to overtax your system with too much wastewater.

Having Problems with Your Septic System?

Have you noticed slow drainage, gurgling sounds, or standing water in your drainfield? It’s always best to get professional help right away. Snohomish Septic Service is here to address your septic problems. Visit our website to learn about the many septic services we offer. You can also call (360) 310-4430 with questions. We often offer special offers and always provide free quotes to new customers.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Helping Your Septic System Last Longer

Serving Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Granite Falls, Everett, Arlington, Marysville, Monroe, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, and greater Snohomish county.