4 Ways to Avoid Costly Septic Disasters This Holiday Season
Septic systems can be a tricky area of home maintenance to properly care for. How can you simplify taking care of your septic system so you can avoid future issues? Well, it actually is not all that complicated. In fact, taking care of your septic system can be broken down into five stages:
(1) Pump and Inspect
Disasters can be avoided with routine maintenance. It is recommended to have your septic system inspected every year by yourself or a professional and pumped every three to five years.
(2) Have a Monthly Septic Treatment Regimen
Everyday waste that you put into your septic system is typically broken down by naturally occurring bacteria found in your septic tank to maintain a healthy septic system. When those naturally occurring bacteria are killed off by common household chemicals, or excessive amounts of flushed water, this can weaken the system. Implementing a monthly septic treatment can help maintain the healthy bacteria in your tank. The TruFusion CAREFREE™ Septic Treatment is a safe and cost effective way to prevent septic sewage issues while maintaining a healthy septic system. The digestive enzymes and healthy bacteria blend are formulated to eat away buildup from hair, grease, paper, organic matter, food, and soap scum.
(3) Maintain Your Drain Field
The drain field is an integral part of removing contaminants from the liquid that comes from your system. The liquid that is released into the soil causes the earth around the area to become “tender”. This makes it susceptible to the weight of vehicles, heavy equipment or even livestock. The pressure from the weight can compact the soil or damage system pipes. In addition, the weight from runoff can cause irreversible damage. Be sure to run water from roofs, driveways, and patios away from the drain field in order to maintain proper ground.
(4) Use the Garbage Disposal Sparingly
When you have a septic system, everything that goes down your drain ends up in the septic tank. Many people use their garbage disposal like a trash can, sending large amounts of leftover food, grease, or expandable foods like rice or pasta through it. This can cause more frequent pumping or other problems like foul smells or clogs. When this happens you must take extra care of choosing products to use for your drains for the risk of jeopardizing a healthy septic system. TruFusion™ offers CAREFREE Septic Treatment that eats away common clog culprits like grease and food without putting a healthy septic system at risk. The combination of biologicals and enzymes allows for this powerful product to dissolve build-up without harming the good bacteria balance in your septic tank.
(5) Use Water Efficiently
Did you know a leaky faucet can waste up to two hundred gallons of water a day? Fixing a leaky faucet can be a simple DIY project that saves you money and energy with the help of our Faucet Repair Center. Danco makes it easy with a series of simple questions to identify the repair part to fit your faucet. Other ways to save water can range from upgrading to high-efficiency toilets to installing water-saving aerators on your faucets. If you already have aerators on your faucets it may be time to replace. Overtime aerators can get clogged with mineral deposits creating the need to clean or replace with a new one. Danco offers an easy way to remove or install aerators with a handy aerator key.