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Your home's septic system depends on a balance of incoming wastewater, necessary bacteria, and outgoing water flow into the drain field. If anything in this cycle isn't working properly, it can cause blocked drains, system backups, and the potential for contaminated soil in your yard. If you're new to having a septic system, you might not understand how to take proper care of it. Here are a few things you should keep in mind.
Avoid Excess Water Consumption
Septic systems require time to filter the solid waste and wastewater, so that makes it more challenging for the system to handle an excessive amount of water. You'll want to keep that in mind so that you avoid overwhelming your pipes with a lot of water at any one time. For example, space your laundry loads out throughout the day instead of doing multiple loads in rapid succession. That allows the septic tank time to process the water before you introduce more.
You'll also want to monitor your water fixtures, including the toilets, for any signs of leaks. You might even want to consider installing dual flush systems or low-flow valves on your fixtures to reduce the water consumption in general. This will also help you minimize the water going into the septic tank.
Be Careful What You Flush
Some of the most common clog sources come from things that are flushed down the toilet. If you want to reduce your risk of septic system backups, you'll want to be sure that nothing goes down the toilet other than toilet tissue. Even those wipes that claim they are flushable don't break down the way that traditional toilet paper does, so you're likely to end up with trouble in the tank if you flush them.
In addition, the cleaning products you use are an equal concern. If you use a lot of anti-bacterial and disinfectant cleaners with harsh chemicals, those chemicals and anti-bacterial products can actually damage the septic tank's balance of microbes and bacteria. Since those things are essential for proper septic function, this could damage your septic system. Make sure you choose cleaning products that are labeled as safe for septic systems because those products are free of damaging chemicals and things that can harm your septic system.
Keeping a septic system functioning properly isn't as hard as you might think. When you understand the things that your septic system needs, you will be better able to take care of your home's plumbing system.
For more information, contact a company like River City Septic & Excavating.