Center Septic Focus’s on Septic Maintenance

More than one in five household in the United States depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. The proper care and maintenance of a septic system can help homeowners avoid system back-ups which can lead to costly repairs and failures.

 How to be a Good Septic Owner

  •  Have your system pumped every 3 to 5 years by a licensed qualified professional.

  •  Avoid pouring harsh products (e.g., oils, grease, chemicals, paint, medications) down the drain.

  •  Discard all non degradable products (e.g., floss, cat liter, tampons, condoms, personal and baby wipes- even if they say they are biodegradable. Discard them in the trash instead of flushing them.

  •  Keep cars and heavy vehicles parked away from septic system- leach field and tank. ( unless you have a commercial grade cast iron riser lids).

  •  Other than root killer, we do not recommend the use of additives. A standard septic system is anaerobic and the bacteria thrives without oxygen or light. Many additives contain aerobic bacteria and enzymes that will not live in the tank. Some additives will break down the scum map.

  •  Repair leaks, small leaks can add up to big problems. Water use in a typical single-family home is nearly 70 gallons per individual, per day, and just a single leaky toilet can waste as much as much as 200 gallons of water per day. That will cause the system to overflow.