When should you get your septic tank pumped? According to mass.gov, they recommend that your septic system should be pumped once in every three years for homes that do not have a garbage disposal. If you do have a garbage disposal in your home, it should be pumped every year! Nonetheless maintaining your septic tank is a very important task if you want to save some money. Here are some tips for maintaining your septic system!
1. Stray away from putting too much water into the septic system. On average, 50 gallons of water should be used for each person in the family. The less wastewater you produce however, the less strain you will put on your system. So the idea is to reduce the total amount of water you use, and this will extend the life of your septic system!
2. You know the saying, “work smarter not harder”, right? A great idea is to keep records of your septic system’s maintenance for you and future owners of the home. This information is a great asset to have.
3. Once again, septic tanks should be pumped every three to five years, so make sure to pump out the tank when needed!
Here are some Not To Do’s
1. Do not dispose fats or grease in your drain
2. Don’t dispose diapers!
3. Coffee grounds, egg shells, nut shells should not be disposed in the drain.
4. Chemicals should not be disposed into your septic system either.