Homeowners that have a septic system on the property are likely familiar with the plumbing problems that arise if the system isn’t properly maintained. These units work hard year-round to cycle thousands of gallons of water. Without the right septic service and upkeep strategies, you risk contamination and the sudden inability to access the water you need. To avoid a septic disaster, the plumbers at American Rooter, Sewer & Septic Service in Albany, OR, share some ways to protect your system and save as much water as possible.
What You Can Do
By making a few minor tweaks to the way you use the home’s septic setup, you will greatly reduce the amount of water you use and how much wear and tear you cause to the system. Start with your daily indoor habits. Cut down on loads of laundry you do on a given day and turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth. These minor actions can save hundreds of gallons of water per week. Move outside and adjust the sprinklers. Redirect all sprinkler heads, so they are delivering water directly to the grass and set a watering schedule frequent enough to allow the moisture to penetrate the soil without flooding your leach field.
When to Call a Plumber for Assistance
Your local plumber is a valuable resource and will help in reducing the amount of water wastage each month. Have them take a close look at each appliance in the home to check for leaks and drips. While it may seem like a small amount of water to lose, a minor leak will actually increase your water bill drastically in no time. Any repairs that must be done will also help your septic system work at maximum efficiency.
Keeping your septic system in good shape doesn’t have to be a hassle. For those living in Albany, it’s as easy as calling American Rooter, Sewer & Septic Service. This team of fully licensed and insured plumbers is equipped to handle any job, whether it’s residential, commercial, or industrial. For more information, go online or call (541) 926-1185.