If your house is not connected to the city sewage system, a septic system makes safe waste and water disposal possible. Septic tanks need to be monitored and maintained well to prevent any unpleasant inconvenience.
While most septic systems work properly for a long time, it is important to know how they work and what you can do to ensure they keep working properly.
Do NOT dispose of anything that could clog the toilet and the connecting septic system. Solid items, like diapers, sanitary napkins, and Q tips must never be thrown down the drain as they can damage the entire system. If you notice the drains or the toilet backing up, immediately contact experienced septic cleaning professionals to resolve the issue.
Check the land near the septic tank
The drain field near your septic system can tell you whether the system is working properly. The ground near the septic tank shouldn’t be soft and muddy. If it is so, your septic system could be in trouble.
Another sign of a malfunctioning septic system is lush green grass growing along with the drain system in warmer months. Bright green grass in the drain field may indicate a leak or early failure of your septic system.
Identify the root cause
If your septic system isn’t working the way it should be, look for possible causes. Plants and trees around the septic tank and draining ground can damage your system. Throwing greasy and/or solid items down the drains can also clog the system.
Grease is one of the most common reasons for septic system clogging. Avoid allowing oily and greasy materials down the drains and any solid objects down the toilet.
For professional septic field repair or septic tank pumping installation companies in White Lake or Oakland County, Michigan, call Shorty’s Sanitary Service at 248-332-6476.