Buried underneath your backyard, the septic tank is constantly working day in and day out. What is arguably the most undervalued and overlooked utility in your home, your septic system will continue to serve you for up to 30 years if it’s given proper care and maintenance. Septic system maintenance—much like auto maintenance—requires a little effort on a regular basis to significantly extend its lifespan and save you a lot of money. Residents of Wappingers Falls, NY, and the surrounding area depend on the expertise of Diamond Snake Excavating to ensure that their homes’ septic systems function properly and smoothly all year round.
Here are four ways to care for your septic tank:
- No Excessive Water: Too much water can disrupt the delicate biological ecosystem within the tank, thereby defeating its ability to work efficiently. Furthermore, letting more water into the system than it can take will cause it to back up, which is neither a pretty sight nor a pleasant odor.
- No Excessive Chemicals: The use of household chemicals like bleaches, detergents, and drain cleaners is fine, as long as you use them in moderation. Excessive amounts can affect the septic system’s bacterial action.
- No Non-Decomposable Materials: Avoid dumping non-decomposable substances, such cigarette butts,
disposable diapers, or plastic items, into the drain. Accumulation of these materials will fill up the tank and plug the system.
- No Grease: Dumping grease down the drain may result in oil buildup in the tank, plugging the inlet. Always use a separate container for used grease and dispose of it properly.
It’s imperative to have your septic tank inspected and maintained periodically by an experienced professional. For more information on septic installation and drain cleaning, call Diamond Snake Excavating at (845) 831-5278 or visit their website.