Your septic system is one of the most essential systems in your home. Unfortunately, if you have only recently moved into a home with a septic tank, you may not be very informed or experienced with these systems. To help you be better prepared for what to expect, you will likely want to consider the following few answers to routine questions about septic systems.
Why Is it Important to Avoid Using Additives?
Your septic system is responsible for flushing water and waste away from your home, and when something goes wrong with this process, the results can be disastrous. Taking care of your septic system starts in the home, with what you are flushing and rinsing down the drains, toilets, and sinks throughout the house. Pay attention to your septic system and avoid potentially contaminating your neighborhood's groundwater, which can be extremely costly to repair.
Are you thinking about building a summer cabin? Are you already planning out where everything will go? When planning a summer cabin, it's easy to overlook what'll happen with the waste water. Even though septic systems aren't the nicest things to think about, they certainly make your life more comfortable. Here are some things to consider when planning your new summer vacation spot:
Tank placement: Although you might think that your cabin will look best on a particular rocky outcrop, that may not be the best place for any septic systems that you intend to use.
When it comes to your sewer and its cesspool, you probably don't give it much thought, that is, of course, until something goes wrong with it. When something does go wrong, then you can have a big (and often smelly!) disaster on your hands, such as a cesspool that has leaked waste water all over your lawn. Obviously, you never want to find yourself in this situation, and the good news is that you don't have to, at least not if you are watchful over your sewer system.
If your septic tank needs to be worked on or pumped, there are a few things you need to do to keep you and your family safe.
Clear A Path
The first thing you need to do is clear a path to your septic tank for your septic worker. If you have any vehicles that are in the way, park them in another location before your septic worker arrives. If there are any other yard equipment that is in the way, put it away in another location where it will not interfere with access to your septic tank.