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4 Do's & Don'ts of Commercial Septic System Maintenance November 22, 2017

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4 Do's & Don'ts of Commercial Septic System Maintenance, Corbin, Kentucky

Commercial septic systems require similar maintenance to their residential counterparts, but they tend to serve more people, so they need more frequent servicing. Business owners should be aware of some key septic do’s and don’ts to keep their tanks running properly. Below, Cox’s Septic Service in Corbin, KY, shares some common actions you should take or avoid to maintain your commercial septic system.

4 Commercial Septic System Maintenance Do’s and Don’ts

1. Do Get a Yearly Inspection

While homeowners typically need to have their septic systems inspected every three to five years, commercial enterprises should do so more often, as they typically serve more people. During an inspection, you’ll learn if your septic system is working correctly and whether you need to get it pumped or cleaned to promote efficiency.

2. Don’t Flush Non-Organic Substances

Restaurants put up signs in the bathroom asking customers not to flush non-organic substances for a reason: They can cause major clogs and damage the septic system. Always use proper disposal methods for grease and food particles as well, as your sink drains can contribute to these problems, too.

3. Do Conserve Water

septic systemWhether your septic system was recently installed or is showing signs of age, there are ways to reduce the amount of water that flushes into your system. By maintaining your plumbing, fixing leaks, and using laundry facilities and dishwashers only when you have full loads, you will minimize the amount of water unnecessarily added to your septic system.

4. Don’t Use Harsh Chemicals

If you experience a clogged drain at your business, don’t pour chemicals into it in the hopes that the clog dissolves. These solvents can kill the natural bacteria in your septic system that keeps it working properly. Chemicals may also harm your plumbing and could contaminate the groundwater. Instead, talk with a plumber to address the issue if a plunger doesn’t help.

Always call a septic expert if you experience issues with your system. They will assess the problem and come up with an efficient, cost-effective solution. To set up septic system maintenance with Cox’s Septic Service, call (606) 528-4782. Visit the website to learn about their experienced team that provides septic tank cleaning and pumping, grease trap pumping, and disposal services.

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