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4 Key Tips for Maintaining Your Septic Tank December 26, 2018

Kalispell, Flathead
4 Key Tips for Maintaining Your Septic Tank, Kalispell, Montana

Maintaining your septic system goes beyond watching what you flush or what you put down the drain. While those steps are extremely important, getting the most of your system does require a little routine maintenance. Keeping up a few tasks will prevent serious, expensive problems later on and dramatically extend the life of your septic tank.

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Septic Tank

1. Get Regular Inspections

Septic tanks are buried underground, so sometimes major problems go unnoticed until it’s too late. The average septic tank should be thoroughly inspected by a professional every three to five years although you may need more frequent check-ups if your system features mechanical pumps.

2. Have the Tank Pumped Regularly

septic systemMost home septic tanks have to be pumped every three to five years, but the actual frequency depends on a variety of factors, like the size of your family, your water usage habits, and the capacity of your tank. Having the tank emptied and cleaned on time will prevent backups, leaks, and other potentially nasty problems.

3. Keep Careful Records

Any time you have your septic system inspected, cleaned, or repaired, be sure to document the date, the company name, and what was done. You should also keep a copy of the original permit, along with a sketch showing where the tank and drain field is located.

4. Check the Drainfield

Many septic tank problems show up in the drain field first, so keep an eye on that area of the lawn. If the grass in your drain field seems to be a different color than the rest or you see standing pools of water, call a septic systems repair expert immediately.
 

If it’s time for a new septic system, let Valley Excavating of Kalispell MT, help make installing a tank as easy and stress-free as possible. With over 40 years of experience, their expert technicians can handle almost any project, and always strive to deliver the best service possible. Visit their website for more on their excavation services, follow their Facebook for updates and news, or call (406) 857-2086 to discuss your project and request a quote.

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