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Top 5 Septic Tank Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn't Skip April 25, 2017

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Top 5 Septic Tank Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn't Skip, Archdale, North Carolina

Septic tank issues can be a real pain to deal with, but they're easily avoidable as long as you follow the essential rules of maintenance. Queen's Septic Tank Service is the High Point, NC, area's best resource when it comes to inspections, repairs, and more, and their expert team has a few tips to keep your system in tip-top shape throughout the year. 

Top 5 Rules of Septic System Maintenance

1. Regularly Inspect & Pump

While you can take care of many of the tasks of maintenance yourself, this list-topper will require the assistance of a professional. Regular septic tank inspections and pumping are musts, and the EPA recommends having an inspection done every three years. Pumping should be performed every three to five years, with household size, tank size, and the amount of wastewater and solids among the deciding factors. 

2. Avoid Garbage Disposals

It may be tempting to use your kitchen's garbage disposal, but they tend to be more trouble than they're worth. Using them often will contribute a large amount of solid waste to your septic system, which may lead to clogs and other problems with the drain field. 

3. Watch What You Flush

septic tankSpeaking of garbage disposals, don't treat your toilet like one. The only item you should flush is toilet paper, and that means avoiding so-called "flushable" wipes. Other types of waste, like paper towels, pharmaceuticals, and household chemicals, should be disposed of either in the trash or according to their specific handling instructions. 

4. No Chemical Dumping in the Drain

The same goes for your sink, which isn't the place for chemicals, medications, and similarly hazardous materials. Dumping these down the drain will kill the organisms that occupy the septic system and break down the waste inside.  

5. Properly Maintain the Drain Field

The septic system's drain field removes contaminants from the liquid that comes out of the tank, so it's also important to keep this component properly maintained. Some of the best ways to go about this include planting foliage at an appropriate distance, keeping other drainage systems away, and remembering not to park or place heavy objects on the field. 

Septic tank maintenance isn't nearly as difficult as it sounds, and most of it can be handled with a modicum of mindfulness. If you run into any problems along the way or simply need the most comprehensive inspections available, Queen's Septic Tank Service will be there for you. Head to their website to learn more about their services, and call them at (336) 434-1260 to schedule professional maintenance today. 

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