Foster Septic Tank Cleaning knows that the most important, yet overlooked, feature in the home is the treatment and disposal of wastewater. So we would like you to keep in mind the following points:
- There are several variables that affect how often your septic tank should be pumped. On average, most septic tanks should be pumped between every 1 to 5 years.
- Pumping every 2 years helps prevent solids from getting into the system and damaging the lateral field. Flushing harmful solids or use of your garbage disposal can reduce the amount of time between pumping.
- Use the garbage to dispose of grease, oil and fats to prevent the septic tank from clogging.
- Control water levels going into your septic system with water saving fixtures and repair any leaky faucets or running toilets.
- Use toilet paper brands that display a “safe” for septic tanks marking.
- Lint traps on your washing machine can keep pipes in your absorption field from clogging.