A septic system is a type of on-site sewage facility. A septic tank generally consists of a tank between 1,000 and 2,000 gallons, which is connected to an inlet wastewater pipe at one end and a septic drain field at the other.
Preventative maintenance is recommended every 4-6 years to extend the life of your septic system.
- Limit the water entering your septic tank, and give your system time to rest after heavy use. Use water-saving fixtures; repair leaky toilets and dripping faucets.
- Avoid using a garbage disposal. Garbage disposals add tremendously to the amount of solids entering your septic tank.
- Discard grease in the garbage instead of the drain. Grease can clog the septic tank or the soils surrounding the absorption field. In addition, use of liquid fabric softeners can contribute to excessive scum in the septic tank.
- We do not recommend the use of Rid-X or any other septic additive. The use of these products causes all contents in the septic tank to turn into sludge which is then dispersed into the drain field and clogs the lines.