No matter how hard we might try as homeowners, something will inevitably go wrong in the home. Shingles might blow off your roof, kids could make holes in the wall, or you might have problems with your septic tanks.

Do you feel that you have been taking the right measures to keep your septic tank running? If not, don’t worry about it! We have the tools you need to have a healthy septic tank if you were to have an emergency.

In the meantime, however, here are a few helpful tips that you can follow to keep your septic system running smoothly and how you can overcome some common problems:

Clogs

For your home’s septic tank, you need to be extremely careful about what you flush down your toilets and what your put down your drains. You should avoid putting oil, grease, sanitary products, cotton, and anything other than waste and toilet paper into your septic tank.

If you weren’t aware, these items are capable of causing clogs and prevent wastewater from making its way to your septic tank. Wastewater will often back up into your home and cause major plumbing issues for you and your family. By paying close attention to what you flush down the toilet, you can avoid clogged pipes.

Tree Roots

Trees are notorious for getting into septic systems and wreaking havoc. If you have large trees in your yard, are they close to your septic tank? If you do, make sure to give our team a call for a routine septic inspection to see if tree roots are having an impact on your septic tank.

A lot of the time, these tree roots will grow around septic tanks and not disturb them, but they have also been known to damage septic tanks by growing directly into them. If tree roots are lurking in your septic system, you may need to have your entire septic tank replaced.

Accidental Damage

Septic tanks are large and take up a lot of room in the average backyard. Because of their size, you should be aware of where they are and pay close attention if people are going to be digging on your property. Why? Because there is a good chance your septic system could get damaged in the process. Even the pipes that are connected to your system could be damaged.

Contact Us Today

The best measure to take in maintaining the health of your septic tank is a regular inspection by someone on our professional team. There are certain issues that you might not be aware of, and our team will spot the issue before it becomes catastrophic to your system. Contact our team today and we’ll be happy to schedule your maintenance appointment.