If you have a septic system in your house, you need to be careful about what you flush down your drains. Something as seemingly harmless as running your garbage disposal too frequently can cause issues. Here is a look at some common septic problems that you should be aware of, so that you can prevent them and seek help in time, in case they do occur.
There are all kinds of things that can clog a part of the septic system. A single clogged part can affect the entire system, just like a backed-up lane on the highway. And nothing will move without calling in some help.
Clogs can be caused due to a variety of different substances, such as feminine hygiene products, “flushable” wipes, excessive food scraps, and even things like powdered detergents. To prevent common clogging issues –
- use gel detergents rather than powder ones
- only flush waste and toilet paper
- compost food scraps
If the septic tank fills with too much water too soon, it can force any solids to the top, causing back-ups and other problems.
Fortunately, this can be easily fixed. Avoid excessive water usage on a single day, for example, dividing laundry over several days and spacing out the family shower timing.
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