Have you ever heard the phrase, “You can pay me a little now, or you can pay me a lot later”? Or have you been in the room when someone said, “A stitch in time saves nine?” Perhaps you’ve read about someone saying, “It always gets worse before it gets better.” Well, all of these idioms apply in particular to preventive septic maintenance when it comes to your property’s septic system.
Why? Because if you don’t regularly maintain your system, a wide variety of factors can occur that will cost you a lot more. This blog describes the importance of being proactive with your system’s maintenance.
The Best Offense Is A Great Defense: Schedule a Maintenance Visit ASAP.
It works for football. It works for basketball. It works for baseball. It works for hockey. And, of course, it works for your septic system. Being defensive means staying ahead of any potential problems, such as filtration issues, overflows, clogs, back-ups, drainage field problems, ventilation concerns, and more.
Now that we’re in the flurry of the holidays, you may be too busy shopping, entertaining, or traveling to deal with your septic system maintenance. But that doesn’t mean you should put it off for long.
It’s actually the perfect time to call to schedule a maintenance visit with a trusted septic system company. Plus, after the holidays, your system most likely needs to be inspected to make sure you won’t be surprised by a toilet overflow, a sink with standing water, or a clogged shower drain.
As we said above, a regularly scheduled septic system check-up now can prevent a more expensive problem later.
Be Aware of Septic Sludge.
Throughout the holidays, as well as throughout the year, be aware of sludge and grease that wash down your sink and ultimately into your septic system. Try not to flush or rinse fatty gravy, food remnants, bacon grease, lard, and other oily things down your sink.
Instead, you can either put them into your green recycling can for composting (if you have one), pour them into a coffee can, or scrape them into your garbage can. That way, you can prevent sludge from building up in your septic system and proactively stop it from blocking your pipes or backing up into your home.
Don’t Throw Stuff Down Your Toilets.
Another preventive tip is to only flush toilet paper and bodily waste down the toilet. So anything else, such as flushable wipes, cotton balls, huge wads of tissue, and other things you normally flush, should not be flushed at all. Because they can all clog up your septic system and cause a problem that can easily be prevented.
What You Can Do Now For Preventive Maintenance.
So far, we’ve discussed the problems with waiting too long to schedule maintenance, the build-up of sludge and grease, even what not to put in your toilet tank.
So now, we’ll come right to the point and tell you that scheduling maintenance is probably the smartest call you can ever make. Because the sooner you call, the sooner a professional septic tank maintenance company can determine what your septic system may need –– whether it’s regularly scheduled septic cleaning of twice a year or more often, depending on your individual needs.
We can also determine the age of your system, the size of your septic tank, the expanse of your drainage field, how often you use your garbage disposal, how many people in your family are using your plumbing, and basically candidly discuss other problems you may have had in the past.
Take the Pulse of Your Bacterial Additives.
You probably already know that your septic system uses bacterial additives to help keep everything working the way it should work. After all, your septic system naturally separates sludge and scum from solid materials, which helps pre-treat your wastewater before it flows out to your drainage field to be purified.
So if your good bacteria levels are too low, a preventive septic maintenance company house call can inject some of the good stuff into your system to break down grease, food products, sludge, and other things floating around in your septic tank to help it operate at its top level.
Regularly Replace Your Septic System Filter.
Most of us know that we should change the filters in our home heating system at least once a year, or more often (say, every three months), if you are allergic to dust, ragweed and other household allergens. Similarly, you should make sure that your filter is clean because it works like a strainer to protect your drainage field free of human waste, food scraps, hair, grease, sludge, and other unmentionables.
Of course, the cleaner your filter, the better it works. So if you have it regularly replaced or maintained throughout the year, it will work better, work more efficiently, and eliminate problems with filtration.
Trained Operators Are Standing By to Schedule Your Preventive Septic Maintenance.
This is an ideal time to schedule your preventive septic tank maintenance appointment. In fact, Pro Rooter & Septic’s team of service professionals have years of experience, are great at trouble-shooting whatever issues you may have, and always give you a written estimate before they start any project.
As always, we offer a 100% guarantee –– or your money back –– with 100% financing if needed, on any septic system work. (Some limitations typically apply.)
Finally, we are so proud to have more than 40 years of experience as one of the Central Valley’s most trusted plumbing and septic tank service companies.
Do you need same-day septic service? Not a problem. Do you need septic tank pumping? We’ll be there. Need a second opinion to verify another company’s assessment. In most cases, we arrive within two hours of your call.
So when you want a field technician who is licensed, bonded, and insured for residential plumbing, commercial plumbing, and preventive septic maintenance, just call us today at (559) 623-2340.