If you’ve recently had a septic tank installation performed on your property, you’ll want to make sure your new system lasts for a long time. While septic tanks generally require little maintenance, there are still a few essential practices that homeowners can follow to promote optimal functionality and extend its life span. As a leading New York excavation contractor, Stevee Excavation ensures efficient tank installations throughout Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester, and Orange counties. Below, the team shares some tips for maximizing your septic tank investment.
3 Simple Maintenance Tips After a Septic Tank Installation
1. Watch Your Water Use
Although your septic tank is designed to manage the volume wastewater produced by your home’s occupants, it’s important not to overwhelm your system by going overboard. Running too many loads of laundry, washing dishes, and taking long showers in a short time frame can oversaturate your drain field, potentially leading to septic complications. In addition to monitoring your water use, you can also consider upgrading to energy-efficient toilets, shower heads, faucets, and appliances if you haven’t already.
2. Practice Proper Waste Disposal
Septic systems can handle toilet paper and certain types of waste from the garbage disposal, but there are some products and solutions you should avoid putting down your drains. Kitchen grease and cooking oils should be disposed of elsewhere, and bathroom products, aside from toilet paper, should be tossed in the garbage. Avoid putting hard objects like fruit pits or animal bones in your garbage disposal to prevent clogs.
3. Maintain Scheduled Services
Lastly, the best way to care for your septic system is to allow professionals to tend to it as needed. They will recommend a schedule for maintenance services, including inspections and pumps, based on your home occupancy and projected use. Always stick to this schedule to prevent backups, clogs, or other issues. Professionals can also spot problems early, which can help you reduce the cost and number of repairs required to keep your system running well.
When you need septic tank installation, look no further than Stevee Excavation. Their team offers complimentary quotes and also specializes in additional services for homeowners, including foundation repair and basement waterproofing. Learn more by visiting the website or call (845) 832-0109 to schedule your free estimate today.