Factors To Consider For Your Septic System To Run Smoothly For Many Years.
Your septic system should be properly maintained to make it work efficiently.If you neglect regular maintenance of your system; it can lead to early deterioration of your septic tank.You may incur expensive repair and high replacement costs early in your septic tank lifetime.The following tips will help you know how to keep your septic system running smoothly for the future.
Ensure that your septic tank is pumped more often. For an average home, the septic tank should be pumped out after three to five years. Failure to have regular system pumping, solids may overload your septic tank and mud may get into the drain field.Drain field waste is supposed to be clear of any solids to keep the septic system running properly.
You should ensure that drainpipes are drained away from your septic tank and drain fields. Diverting all access runoff away from your septic system, allows the septic to treat the waste it was supposed to treat effectively.
Make sure that access lids and ports are sealed properly. Many times, improperly sealed lids can make water to enter, and this may lead to problems in your septic system. In case water penetrates into these cracks, it can hydraulically overwork your septic system and may lead to the drain field to becoming oversaturated. This commonly affects the pressure type systems. The pump, therefore, works continuously thus overworking the pump leading to wastage of energy and money.
Regular inspection should be done to your septic tank. There are specific states that need all homeowners to have their septic systems inspected every year for all kinds of systems, apart from Gravity feed systems which need inspection after three years. You will be able to discover and fix problems early enough if you have your system inspected routinely.
You should make sure that you do not block the septic system components or drain filed with any concrete, Asphalt, Decks or structures that would impede you from accessing these areas. You should keep cars off the system. They can cause harm to pipes and tank, and your system might not drain in the right way under compacted soil due to their pressure.
Avoid planting trees or large shrubs around the septic area, drain field or drain pipes.Eventually, the roots of these plants will grow into the drain lines and damage or obstruct them.You can plant grasses or small plants, as long as the root system is shallow and will not block drain lines.
If you follow these maintenance tips, your septic system should last for many years.