3 (Unexpected) Easy Ways To Avoid Septic Troubles

If you have a septic tank, you probably know that you need to have it pumped out at least once every three to five years. You probably also know that you should avoid pouring things like oil and cleaning solvents in your septic tank. But, did you know that in addition to routine pumping (from companies like Zeb Watts Septic & Underground, Inc.) and avoiding oils and solvents, there are some things you can do that will keep your tank healthy?

How To Deal With Female Guests And The Question Of What Not To Flush

The average woman will use about 12,000 feminine hygiene products in her lifetime, and sometimes she will be using them when she comes to your house. If you are a member of one of the 20 million households in the U.S. that uses a septic system, this can be a cause for concern, as not every woman is cognizant of the proper way to dispose of her used feminine hygiene products. If she, and others like her, flush instead of disposing in the trash receptacle, then it can translate into a visit from the plumber due to a backed-up toilet.

Your Septic System – Protecting It From Failure

Your home's septic system can last for quite a while if it is maintained properly. If you don't know how, or don't take the initiative to care for your septic system, it could fail and cost you a lot of money in repairs and create a huge, disgusting mess for you to clean up. Typically Common Knowledge There are several things that homeowners with septic tanks should know – Don't introduce anything but bodily waste, water and toilet paper into the septic system.

Be Prepared For A Clog With This Homemade Septic-Safe Declogger

Your septic tank relies on the delicate balance between nitrate, phosphorous, and several beneficial bacteria. This balance helps break down waste that keep your system working, but regular decloggers have harsh chemicals that might kill the bacteria your tank needs. The following guide will help you make a declogger that is natural, cheap, and safe for the eco-system in your septic tank. How Enzymes Make A Septic-Safe Declogger Many of the things that get stuck in your drain are organic matter such as hair, toilet paper, or fecal matter.