November 05, 2020
Being a homeowner comes with a lot of challenges, not least of which is caring for one of the most important aspects of your home: the septic system. While many people are turned off from the idea of maintaining a septic system—often choosing instead to ignore it—properly caring for your septic system is probably one of the best actions you can take! And ignoring it can and often will lead to more hassle for you! Proper maintenance doesn’t take much; in fact, a yearly, seasonal deep clean will take care of most issues. In this article, we’ll take a detailed dive into our recommendations for seasonal septic system maintenance and performing a yearly septic system deep clean.
Let’s jump in!
We all know it’s true: things can change a whole lot in a year, and when it comes to your septic system, you’ll need to make sure you’re keeping up on general maintenance. When you first begin your seasonal maintenance, there are some checklist items to examine:
As we’ll cover below, if any of the above points do not check off, then a professional inspection or professional repair may be needed. Additionally, having your tank professionally inspected can help you to determine if your tank does indeed have leaks.
The leach field is a particularly fragile component of your septic system. The lateral line system (i.e., the PVC pipes that extend out into your leach field) can be damaged by excessive plant roots, heavy items placed on or driven over the leach field, or excessive erosion. When performing your seasonal maintenance routine, check the following items:
While you can perform a lot of yearly maintenance quite easily, some steps will require a bit more expense and/or elbow grease. Some cities require you to have your septic system inspected every year. Be sure to check with your local authorities to determine whether or not you must have your septic system inspected yearly.
Despite laws, however, we believe that it is probably a good idea to go ahead and have your system inspected (or inspect it yourself) yearly to assess if you need to have the system pumped or if there are any issues with the system.
If you’re more of a DIY type of person, please touch or click here to read our article about performing a septic system inspection yourself! (Please note: in cities where yearly septic system inspections are required, you may have to have your system inspected professionally. Again, please check with your local authorities.)
Now we come to (in our opinion) one of the important aspects of yearly maintenance: the septic system deep clean! If you’ve completed all of the previous steps, and everything has checked out, then you’re ready for your deep clean. We recommend that you treat your system with Unique’s Septic Field Rejuvenator once per year. Additionally, if you are experiencing any of the issues mentioned above, Septic Field Rejuvenator will quickly and easily restore your septic system.
This product contains the most advanced bacteria + enzyme formula on the market. The formula quickly and easily digests waste buildups! Not only will this product clear out waste buildup inside your septic tank, but it will also clean your lateral line system and reactivate septic field perking.
Even if you’ve diligently followed all the advice given above, there is always the off-chance that your septic system was improperly installed or you are dealing with an outdated system. While this is unlikely, it may help to explain consistent issues that were not fixed by following the other guidelines given above. If you find yourself in this situation, please touch or click here to read our article about the different types of septic systems and here to read our article about the cost of installing a new septic system.
If you’re a homeowner, you have the great responsibility to properly care for your septic system! Indeed, your actions as a diligent homeowner will help prevent future problems in your septic system, allowing you to avoid plenty of pricy repairs and stress. As always, we would love to chat with you if you have any further questions, concerns, or comments, so please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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