Septic System

Purchasing a house with a septic system? Here are a few tips to keep in mind! 

1. Regular Maintenance: It is important to have your septic system inspected and pumped regularly to prevent any issues or damage. Experts recommend pumping your septic tank every 3-5 years, depending on the size of your tank and the number of people in your household.

2. Proper Use: Be mindful of what you flush down the toilet or pour down the drain. Avoid flushing non-biodegradable items, chemicals, grease, or excessive amounts of household cleaners as they can clog or damage your septic system.

3. Location: Know the location of your septic tank and drain field. Avoid parking vehicles or planting trees or shrubs near these areas as they can damage the system.

4. Signs of Trouble: Look out for signs of a failing septic system, such as slow draining sinks or toilets, foul odors, gurgling sounds in the plumbing, or sewage backups. If you notice any of these issues, contact a professional immediately.

5. Landscaping: Avoid heavy machinery or construction near your septic system as it can damage the pipes or tank. Be cautious when landscaping and avoid planting deep-rooted plants near the septic tank or drain field.

6. Inspections: Have a professional inspect your septic system regularly to ensure it is functioning properly. They can identify any potential issues and recommend necessary repairs or maintenance.

7. Water Usage: Be mindful of water usage in your household to prevent overloading your septic system. Fix any leaks, use water-efficient appliances, and spread out laundry and dishwashing throughout the week to avoid overwhelming the system.

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