HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM TANK?
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SEPTIC MAINTENANCE TIPS:
Keep your records. G & C has an online database, customized for each home-allowing us to record where, when & what happened at your last pumping visit. Keep a copy where it will be handy as well.
Normally a tank is 18″ – 24″ under the ground; tanks deeper than that should be equipped with risers. You or we can install risers, to allow for easier access.
Repair leaky fixtures. Check your toilet by dropping food dye in the tank and seeing if it shows up in the bowl without flushing.Wash clothes only when you have a full load. Avoid doing several loads in one day.
Take shorter showers.
Use a water saving device on your toilet.
Don’t let water run while washing teeth, hands, vegetables, dishes, etc..
Don’t let rain water drain onto the leach field area from higher ground.
Be alert for other sources of water saving ideas.
Minimize The Solids Load
A good rule is: Don’t use your septic system for anything that can be disposed of some other way, the less you put into your tank, the less it will need pumping.
Avoid using your garbage disposal. Compost scraps or throw them out with the trash.