Corbin, Kentucky
PO Box 1877
Corbin, KY 40702
(606) 528-4782

3 Septic Tank Maintenance Tips to Help Your System Run Smoothly January 24, 2017

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3 Septic Tank Maintenance Tips to Help Your System Run Smoothly, Corbin, Kentucky

Problems with your septic system can be extremely unpleasant, but keeping it in good working condition will help you avoid trouble. Cox's Septic Service a locally-owned and -operated company in Corbin, KY, fields a team of experts who understand all areas of septic tank maintenance, installation, repair, and pumping. They share tips to help you prevent expensive and messy issues from arising.

3 Important Septic Tank Maintenance Tips

Avoid Flooding The Septic Tank

A key step for septic tank care is to avoid sending unnecessary water into the system. Excessive water use will fill the tank before the system's beneficial bacteria can fully process the waste. This means solid waste could rise to clog the septic system's exit pipes, which are meant to handle only liquids. To avoid this, conserve water when showering or doing dishes and laundry, and install high-efficiency toilets.

Flush Only Appropriate Materials

Septic tank maintenance Corbin KYNonbiodegradable items never break down and simply take up room in your septic tank, preventing it from operating efficiently. Even items marked as flushable, like baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, and diapers, are not appropriate for your septic tank. To avoid problems, don't flush anything but human waste and toilet paper.

Keep Heavy Items Away From The Tank

Don't risk damaging your tank by driving or parking heavy vehicles near or on top of it. Don't erect a shed, garage, or above-ground pool in the area, and don't place a wood or rock pile in the vicinity, either. The weight could damage the tank or the pipes leading to and from it.

Cox's Septic Service in Corbin, KY, offers fast, thorough work at affordable rates when you need septic tank maintenance or repairs. Visit their website for more information about their services, including sludge removal and grease trap cleaning, and call (606) 528-4782 to discuss your septic tank needs.

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