No one wants to spend a huge amount of money on an unexpected septic pumping bill. So, here are some important tips to save you money on the next septic service.
Don’t wait for a disaster
You can easily save money on unexpected repairs when your tank is in good condition. And you can make sure your tank is in a good condition with regular service. It allows septic plumbing experts to spot and fix problems before they worsen and have a chance to turn them into bigger ones. Ask a septic tank plumbing company to assess the best pumping schedule for your septic system.
Everything can’t be flushed down the drain
Backups and clogs are the most common causes of unexpected service calls requiring expensive service. Most backups can be prevented with routine service and making sure that you don’t flush or rinse down the drain things like wipes, paper towels, tissues, balls of hair, and feminine products.
Other products you shouldn’t flush or rinse down the drain are –
- Gasoline and any oils
- Paint, thinner, or solvents
- Large amounts of antibacterial soaps
- Products with high levels of phosphorous
- Feminine products
- Makeup removing wipes
- Baby wipes
The manhole cover should be exposed
The manhole cover or septic cleanout should remain exposed and not be deeply buried. If it is deeply buried, have a riser or an extension installed. An exposed manhole cover makes it easier to access the septic tank for pumping, maintenance, and inspections. If you are looking for water removal services or septic tank pumping in White Lake or Oakland County, MI, call Shorty’s Sanitary Service at 248-332-6476.