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June 17,2022

How to Take Care of Your New Septic System

A new septic system will no doubt improve the quality of your life. With a properly functioning system, you can rest easy knowing that it protects your home against sewage backups, noxious fumes, and results from your septic tank. However, these septic tank accessories protect you and help keep the system working efficiently thereby ensuring that you don't have to worry about issues in your home affecting the unit's longevity. Reach out to Mr. Rooter Plumbing for regularly scheduled services. A professional plumber will keep your septic system going strong.

Tips For Septic System Care

The first few months of your new septic system will be the most important. During this time, you'll need to take good care of it to work at its best. Here are some tips for how to care for your new septic system.

No Harsh Chemicals Down the Drain

Don't use harsh chemicals down the drain, including bleach and drain cleaners. They can damage pipes and septic systems. Use mild soap or detergent and water instead.

Septic-Safe Toilet Tissue

Use septic-safe toilet tissue to help protect your pipes and septic system from clogs and backups. Look for products with flushable labels on them. If you have questions about what's safe or not safe for your septic tank, check with your local county extension office or town hall before using any product in your home.

Use Water Efficiently

Using water efficiently means using less water, which means less wastewater entering the septic tank. If you are not using at least one inch of water each time you shower or flush the toilet, your system probably has a problem.

Maintain Your Drain Field

Drain fields must be maintained regularly to continue functioning properly and prevent odors from escaping into your yard or home. Routinely scheduled inspections and pumping are recommended for maintaining drain fields, but if you notice any unusual smell in or around your home or yard, then call your local plumbing professional immediately!

Regularly Scheduled Inspection and Pumping

A regular maintenance schedule will help ensure that issues such as clogs or slow flushing are addressed before they become major problems down the road!

Know What NOT To Flush

Most people know not to flush paper towels down the drain, but other things should never go down the toilet. These include:

  • Fats and oils (such as cooking grease) these can solidify and clog pipes.
  • Feminine products these can cause plumbing problems as well as sewage backups in drains and toilets.
  • Diapers they contain bacteria that can cause illness and odors if flushed down the toilet.
  • Food waste this causes blockages in the pipes.
  • Medications they may not break down fast enough in the environment and could harm plants or animals downstream from your home.
  • Flushable wipes are NOT septic friendly.

Maintain Your Septic Tank

Maintaining your septic tank is critical to the health of your family, your plumbing, and the environment. Follow these tips from Mr. Rooter Plumbing, and you can help ensure the longevity of your septic system, perform a septic tank repair, or install a new one.

Contact us today to schedule your inspection.

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