Three Tips for Properly Caring for Septic Mound Systems

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Septic mound systems are often used in areas with challenging soil or landscape conditions as an alternative to other septic system options. Like any other wastewater treatment system, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of maintaining your septic mound system to keep it operating efficiently for as long as possible.

Three Tips for Properly Caring for Septic Mound Systems

Here are three measures you’ll want to take to care for your septic mound system:

  1. Be aware: Before undertaking home projects that have the potential to disrupt your mound system — for example, constructing gardens, pools, or buildings — make sure you take note of where the mound system and replacement area are located and avoid these spaces.
  2. Inspect: It’s a good practice to examine mound systems from time to time for signs of trouble. Keep an eye out for pooling water, holes created by burrowing animals, and deep-rooted trees or shrubs. You’ll also want to be cognizant of foul odors and surfacing sewage, which can indicate that your mound system is in need of replacement or repair.
  3. Protect: Like other septic systems, it’s critical that mound systems remain free from excessive weight, such as vehicles, heavy outdoor equipment, livestock, and foot traffic, which all have the potential to compact the soil and damage the pipes of your mound system. It’s also essential that the system has access to air flow so that the evaporation process can occur — do not cover the mound with materials like concrete or plastic, which could disrupt this necessary function.

If you have any questions about how to preserve the longevity of your mound system, call us at Tampa Bay Septic to learn more!

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