SEPTICSMART WEEK FOR SEPTIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
Due to the challenges of septic system maintenance across the country the EPA's SepticSmart program provides materials to the public to be downloaded, distributed and shared by people, municipalities and septic services businesses like Double Flush. These materials are designed to make septic system maintenance easier to understand and explain to other people in your household in order to keep your septic system operating as designed. When septic systems fail, not only is it a big expense to replace a septic system (compared to maintaining) but a failed septic system causes major health concerns with potential sewage and bacteria entering the groundwater.
WHY IS PROPER SEPTIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT?
It is important to properly maintain your septic tank and septic system for several reasons:
1. Septic System Maintenance Saves You Money
Malfunctioning systems can cost $3,000-7,000 to repair or replace compared to maintenance costs of about $250-500 every 3-5 years.
2. Properly Maintained Septic Systems Add Value to Your Home
Protect the value of your home by keeping your septic system properly maintained. Failed or malfunctioning septic systems can drastically reduce property values, add a level of difficulty to the sale of your home, and even pose a legal liability.
3. Maintained Septic Systems Keep Your Family Safe
Properly maintaining your septic system keeps your water clean and safe. This is one way to keep your family's drinking water pure, and reduces the risk of contaminating community, local, and regional waters.
4. Healthy Septic Systems Keep the Environment Clean
Failing septic systems can harm the local ecosystem by killing native plants, fish, and shellfish.
Double Flush Handles Your Septic System Maintenance
Click on the image of SepticSmart Sam to print out a comprehensive flyer that you can keep in important areas of the house to remind your family about the Do's and Don't of Septic System Maintenance and Proper Care of Your Drainfield. Contact Double Flush Septic Services to set up a septic inspection, septic tank pumping, septic cleaning and an annual septic maintenance plan to take all the guesswork out of your septic tank maintenance. By investing just a few hundred dollars a year in preventative maintenance you can save yourself tens of thousands of dollars in repairs or replacement of a failing septic system.
Click through the materials below for more easy-to-understand tips for septic system maintenance reminders:
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SEPTIC SYSTEMS
From explaining how a septic system works to how do you know if your septic system is not working properly, this flyer is a comprehensive, double-sided handout with a comprehensive look at septic system maintenance. Topics include:
- Do I have a septic system and how to find it.
- What can I do to maintain my system?
- How do I know if my septic system is not working properly?
- How does a septic system work?
PROPER LANDSCAPING AND DRAINFIELD MAINTENANCE
The drainfield is a vital part of your septic system. Having the right landscaping on and around your system is important, as tree and shrubbery roots can grow into the drain lines. Also, other heavy items like cars and livestock can break drain lines. Strong roots and heavy items can cause the drainfield to fail. And if the drainfield fails, your system fails.
DO'S AND DONT'S OF SEPTIC SYSTEMS
The simple do's and don'ts of your septic system. Basics include these 5 tips made easy to remember:
- Protect It and Inspect It
- Think at the Sink
- Don't Overload the Commode
- Shield Your Field
- Don't Strain Your Drain
For More Posts About Proper Care of Your Drainfield and Septic Tank:
- The easy basics of septic system care: SEPTIC TANKS: DO’S AND DON’TS OF YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM
- Learn how reducing water usage can help: SAVE MONEY ON SEPTIC EXPENSES BY MANAGING WATER USE
- How often to pump my septic tank: HOW OFTEN TO PUMP SEPTIC TANK FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR?
- Find out if septic tank additives can help reduce how often you get your septic tank pumped: ARE SEPTIC TANK ADDITIVES NECESSARY?
- Answer if wipes are having an impact on need for septic pumping: SEPTIC EMERGENCY: FLUSHABLE WIPES CAN RUIN A PARTY
For more tips on maintaining the health of your septic system, pumping, cleaning, inspecting or repairing your septic tank, call or text us at (330)391-5551.
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