A toilet backup is something that you never want to deal with. But as a homeowner, you’re bound to deal with a toilet backup at some point. Luckily, if your property relies on a septic system to process waste, there are things you can do to prevent backups and to keep your toilet’s plumbing running freely throughout the year.
First and foremost, make sure you’re not flushing anything but toilet paper down your toilets. Coffee grounds, cat litter, personal hygiene products, baby wipes, paper towels, and anything else can clog up your pipes and create a blockage that keeps your septic system from running like it should.
Second, to prevent an emergency toilet backup, make sure you’re getting your septic tank pumped regularly. If too much solid waste accumulates in your septic tank, there won’t be any room for additional wastewater. This can cause a backup when you flush the toilet, since there’s nowhere for that wastewater to go.
And finally, watch out for some of the signs that a toilet backup could be on the horizon. You may notice a foul smell around your septic tank, find wet spots throughout your yard, or notice that your sinks and drains bubble and gurgle when water runs down them. All of these signs warrant a call to us to fix any problems with your septic system before it’s too late.
If you want to prevent that next toilet backup from happening, we can give you additional tips and guidance. Contact us at Tampa Bay Septic today to talk to one of our septic professionals.