Your septic plumbing features an intricate network of pipes responsible for transporting wastewater from your home and out to your septic tank and drain field for processing. Any problems with your septic plumbing can result in blockages, backups, and other smelly problems you definitely want to avoid. Here are our top things to do and things to avoid to take better care of your septic plumbing.
What to Do
- Schedule regular septic inspections and pumping appointments with our team. This is the best way to catch minor problems with your septic plumbing before they turn into major issues.
- Space out your water usage throughout the week. For example, instead of doing all of your laundry on one day, do one or two loads per day throughout the week.
- Keep cars and heavy objects away from your drain field. Parking a vehicle or another heavy object on top of your drain field could crush some of the pipes underneath it.
What Not to Do
- Do not flush anything but toilet paper down your toilets. Baby wipes, paper towels, personal hygiene products, and anything else can clog your septic plumbing and create problems.
- Do not allow fats, grease, or oils to go directly down your sink drain. This can clog up your septic tank and the pipes throughout the rest of your home.
- Avoid flushing household chemicals down your drain. These can disrupt the delicate balance of good bacteria in your septic tank responsible for breaking down waste.